Business Etiquette Expert,
How it all started
Margaret Page started her first business at 21 and has since owned and operated multiple businesses in both Canada and the United States. She is a proven business leader, respected coach, and notable business etiquette expert who is known for her work with entrepreneurs ranging from the inexperienced to high-powered CEOs. She is passionate about helping others discover their confidence, step into their full potential, and harness success.
Margaret holds multiple coaching and protocol designations, including those from the Protocol School of Washington, CoachU, the University of Pennsylvania, the Gottman Institute, Matrix Essential Training Alliance, the Cultural Intelligence Center, and the National Association of Parliamentarians. Margaret has also completed the WXN Get on Board governance training. A published author, she has contributed to Blueprint for Success, a book featuring chapters by Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, and other business experts. Margaret is also the author of Power of Polite, an etiquette guide and The Finding Happy Planner.
In August 2020, Margaret was elected International President-Elect of Toastmasters International, a not-for-profit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills and serves members in 142 countries worldwide. A dedicated community volunteer, Margaret has served on boards including Sunshine Coast Community Futures, the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, and Lakeland College. In 2008, Margaret was nominated for the prestigious RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Trailblazer Award.
Top 3 Keynotes / Presentations
Step Up To The Plate
Do you or someone in your organization lack dining etiquette skills when it comes to social or business entertaining? Are you unclear as to which bread plate and water glass is yours? Not sure who is responsible for paying the bill? Hesitant on knowing when to start eating? How to honour your host?
Business dining events put your etiquette skills on full display. From posture to silverware savvy, there are codes of conduct for both formal and informal events.
This is where my training comes in. In Step Up to the Plate, you will learn:
Host and guest of honour duties
Toasting for the hosting
Styles of eating: American, Continental, Asian
After my training, you and your team will stand out with confidence, class, and presence. No more being embarrassed by using your neighbour’s bread plate or using the wrong fork. Your dining etiquette and knowledge will impress your client and make you look like the ultimate professional.
Maximize Your Personal Impact
Do you dread professional and social interactions because you’re not sure how to work a room? Do people interrupt you or pass you over in conversation?
It could be that your personal communication skills aren’t quite as powerful as they could be.
Today’s competitive business environment requires you to have the confidence, professionalism and social know-how to make connections. My results-oriented approach will provide you with the tools to savvily work any corporate or social interaction. You’ll learn:
Body language that exudes confidence
Professional dress and grooming
Ways to ‘wow’ your client immediately
How to initiate an engaging conversion
Ways to adapt your style and presence to any group
How to conclude an encounter with grace and class
After this program, you will be poised to gracefully navigate any social situation with confidence, class and charisma.
You’ve met people with it before. They walk into a room purposefully and confidently. They command attention. When they speak, people hang onto their words and take their ideas seriously. It may seem like these talented people were born with oodles of charisma. But here is a secret: Presence is a skill that can be taught. With practice, you can own a room anytime, anywhere.
How would it feel to walk into a job interview with supreme confidence? Or to give a presentation in front of your company’s C-suite with panache? Once you master the basics of executive presence, you will be amazed how smooth your path forward becomes.
Learn how to tap into this superpower:
● Make a powerful first impression
● Impress your client at networking and dining events
● Navigate digital communications
● Give a proper introduction
● Develop your personal gravitas and more
If you are a mid to senior-level manager seeking to advance your career, serve on a board, or improve your communication skills, this presentation is for you. Your executive presence skills will elevate your employer’s brand and help you win more business.
We must learn how to lean into our vulnerability, stay curious, and practice courage.
Work With Me
Whether you are looking for one-on-one coaching or team training,
I provide a variety of topics that address today’s complex environment.
Making teams work
How to think like a leader and work as a team
Take on the world with class and confidence
Step up to the plate
Polishing the gem within
International protocol and etiquette
Cracking the code to charisma
Maximize your personal impact
Lights, camera, action! How to be a Zoom master
Plugged in and polite
Surviving the communication highway
Get boardroom ready
In The Media
I have contributed to several media channels, including: