YPI Consultants, LLC Launches The YPI E.D.G.E. Program

YPI Consultants, LLC Launches the YPI E.D.G.E. Program for Human Resources Professionals, assisting them to assess new job candidates and existing staff for fully optimized job performance & placement.

Human Resource Professionals can now assess new job candidates and existing staff for optimized job performance and placement with a powerful new tool that goes beyond basic personality testing.

Friday 11:00AM August 22, 2014 – The YPI E.D.G.E. launches at http://www.ypiconsultants.com

The YPI E.D.G.E. Program is a cost effective way to assess new candidates and existing staff for optimized job placement. The program empowers Management and Human Resource professionals by enabling them to reduce costs while identifying the right new employees to fill specific key positions.

The YPI E.D.G.E. Program Assessments will inform Human Resource professionals how to determine how to optimize staffing positions based on the characteristics of the employees filling those positions, resulting in a more effective and efficient workforce.

To learn more about how companies can benefit from The YPI E.D.G.E. Program, please visit us online at: www.ypiconsultants.com

About YPI Consultants, LLC

YPI Consultants, LLC is a human resources consulting company specializing in personal and professional development.  We provide a suite of solutions that address the needs of human resources professionals.  Our programs, seminars, and courses also support workplace preparation for employees seeking career advancement, competitive job seekers and independent business professionals.

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172 North Ocean Ave

Patchogue, NY 11772

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joann@ypiconsultants.com

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P|E|A|K Radio Over The E.D.G.E. 08/12 by YPI Consultants LLC | Business Podcasts http://ow.ly/AeJGO LIVE at 7:30 PM Tuesday Evening

Want to be a guest? http://www.ypiconsultants.com for show schedule & topics

Tie or No Tie?

 

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Tie or No Tie? You are a Brand. If you are a business owner or an employee, you are making a statement everyday with your image. Is your Personal and Professional Image inline with your Corporate Brand, Mission statement and Corporate Culture? That is really what matters, not if you are wearing a tie or not. A consistent strong image that speaks your message and leaves a mark where ever you go, an impression that is uniquely and indelibly  yours and never duplicated!

If your image or your staffs image is stale and lacking impact, contact YPI Consultants at info@ypiconsultants.com or call 631-320-0217 for more information on workshop,seminars or personal options to obtain a unique and indelible image.

 

 

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Telephone Etiquette

Telephone Etiquette is described as a set of rules that you apply when you make or receive a telephone call. It is as simple and basic as saying Hello, Thank you for calling ABC Company and How may I direct your call.  During the  business day all employees are expected to follow the company guidelines for handling telephone calls from everyone who calls. Some of the callers may be current customers, employee family members, employees or a prospect and the manner in-which you handle the call can make a  big difference to the company brand,  your brand and the bottom line. You can assist in creating a strong brand for the company and yourself by following these basic rules.

1) Answer all calls before fourth ring.

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2) No chewing gum, eating or drinking during a call.

3) Always put your best foot forward at the start of the call and answer with a smile.

4) Speak clearly and do not mumble or use slang.

5) Listen carefully to the callers needs and take notes.

6) Do not push the caller on to another who is not qualified to handle the call just to move them along.

7) Inform the caller who you are forwarding the call to and why. Remember that an informed customer is your best asset.

 

8) If you are unable to take the call, let the caller know when they can expect a return call and stick to your word. I cannot tell you how important that is to the caller and shows them you respect their time and you are professional.

The telephone may be the first contact you have with a customer, so use it to your advantage. Train your staff on the Professional Etiquette requirements for your organization and host refresher classes from time to time for all employees.

Train your team to meet the needs of your organization for today and your future goals.

For additional information about YPI Consultants and our training programs, visit http://www.ypiconsultants.com or call 631-320-0217.

Why? Because Image Matters!

 

 

Basic Etiquette

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Today on “Image Talk Tuesday”, my blog talk radio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ypiconsultants/2013/03/26/image-talk), we discussed Basic Etiquette.

Dictionary.com defines etiquette as:

1.conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.
2.a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony,as at a court or in official or other formal observances.
3.the code of ethical behavior regarding professional practice or action among the members of a profession in their dealings with each other: medical etiquette.

Too often we take basic etiquette for granted or think it is not required. How wrong is that way of thinking? . Very wrong. Basic etiquette shows that you respect yourself and have respect for others. That is a big statement to make without speaking a word and can separate you from your competition when looking for a job, a promotion or closing a sale. Basic etiquette is simply having respect and using the words “Please”, “Thank you:, “Your welcome”, “May I be excused:, “Excuse me” and alike, you get my point. Seems so simple yet not considered essential. Etiquette is essential in today’s business environment and can make or break a deal. Understanding Professionalism and using your etiquette skills properly makes a big difference. Your language, tone, body language, attire and etiquette shows others Your level of Professionalism.

Do not let your lack of etiquette or professionalism keep you from reaching your goals.

Uncomfortable or unsure of your etiquette skills or your level of professionalism, contact Joann, Founder and President of YPI Consultants at joann@ypiconsultants or call 631-320-0217.

Need etiquette or professional developing training for your team, call YPI Consultants, we have several programs to fit your needs. View our web site at http://www.ypiconsultants.com

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Professionalism….Is It Required?

As the Founder and President of YPI Consultants, LLC business owners and professionals have a level of expectation regarding my level of professionalism. Recently during several conversations with business owners and professionals it has been brought to my attention that our nation has been considered rude and unethical at (many) times. When I heard this I was immediately saddened, but I stopped to reflect where this impression may be derived. A flash of the many reality shows came to mind, the subtle  manners of the housewives of…, Survivor and the backstabbing methods of surviving the games and challenges, Jersey Shores and their cut throat hospitality along with their rude fun and antics and let’s not forget those looking for love and their mission to stir the pot of love with venomous cocktails on the beach.

If this is the impression we are sending across the globe, I think it is time to revisit the term Professionalism.

Professionalism…What is it?

This is the definition according to Merriam-Webster online dictionary(as a noun)

:1.  the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person(see 1professional).2. the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood.

This is the definition from bing:Vlado Photo 34167yz22srweyd

pro·fes·sion·al·ism

 [ prō féshən'l ìzzəm ] 1.professional standards: the skill, competence, or character expected of a member of a highly trained profession 2. use of professionals: the use of professionals instead of amateurs.

Definition of PROFESSIONAL (as an adjective)

a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession

b : engaged in one of the learned professions

c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace

We all, including myself, at some time have been less professional than expected, but we know the difference and therefore make better decision because of that knowledge and experience. Not to mention we are no longer the amateurs behaving in an unprofessional manner. I ask the next time you are about to loss your respect for another or act in an unprofessional manner, that you take a deep breath and ask yourself if you are the amateur or the professional.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
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Your Image – Your Photograph

 

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Every time you meet someone for the first time you are making an impression, leaving an impression, just like a photograph. You leaving an image in their mind just like a photograph which can be positive or negative. Learn how to make a lasting first quality impression and start to focus on your goals. Stop obsessing and start impressing others with your confidence and skills and live the life you are meant to live by working with YPI Consultants on Your Impress, Your Image and Your Goals.

Call or text today at 631320-0217 or send e-mail to info@ypiconsultantd.com

Send code NEW CONFIDENCE in message and receive a 20% discount. Offer good until 12/1/2012.

 

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The Heart and Mind of the Matter.

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Did you know that your heart and mind play a big part of your personal image; the image you project to the world? Think about it for a minute. How you feel about yourself and the words you use during your self-talk will build up your confidence or tear you down.  Your confidence or lack of will reflect in the image you are projecting to the world by your body language.  We judge people all the time by the way they look, how they dress and the way they carry themselves. To gain a better understanding of this start noticing the body language and facial expressions of others as they pass your desk at work or in the hall. Note their body language; is it easy to notice who is confident and who is not? They could be having a bad day. Remember, what you are feeling reflects in your personal image or personal presentation.

Therefore, it is time to snap out of it and stop the negative self-talk.

Change your negative thoughts to positive thoughts and you will change your focus.

Change your focus and you change your minds direction.

Change your minds direction and you will change your life!

It all starts with a couple positive words.

I Am Worthy Because …..

I Am Confident Because……

I Will Reach My Goals Because…..

You finish the sentence.

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Because Image Matters, BUT Does Your Image Matter?

You already know that Your Professional Image and Your Personal Image have an impact on your everyday life and you know how important your first impression is when introduced to new clients. With that in mind I would like to share what I discovered during one of  my presentations. I started with round robin and all the attendees introduce themselves. The first person stood up and shared their name, company and occupation and the other followed with the same, standing and so on. I noticed one trend as we moved around the room with the introductions, the attendees were all employees or self employed and their daily routines included sales of either a product or a service. They all seemed energetic for the 8AM start, but there seemed to be one thing missing from a group of them; the desire to make an strong impact with their Professional Image. How is that possible you ask? Are they not all business people? Don’t they know how to make a strong first impression? My response, I would tend to believe they all know how to make a strong first impress, but do not practice. Some of the attendees were dressed as if they were making a quick trip to the supermarket. One man had blue jeans and a t-shirt with a character image, another had a sweater with jeans and one women had very casual home-style attire and the others were professionally dressed some more casual then others.  I share this to make a point. Not everyone understands the power of a strong professional image. Would you consider hiring a financial planner who came to a meeting dressed in dirty blue jeans and a t-shirt? Would you give your money to a sales women dressed like she is ready to clean the house? Do you ask yourself; How professional is their business conduct? Do you think they follow compliance guidelines? Will they share your information with unauthorized individuals? Do they care about you and your needs? These are real questions and real concerns that many have when dealing with unprofessional individuals.

When you are planning to attend a professional networking meeting or seminar you plan the time to leave your home to arrive on time. You plan who you want to speak with and the time you plan to leave the event. You will even hand pick who you plan to speak with according to the impression they make with you during the networking. So can you tell me why you do not spend time picking your attire for the event? You have one chance to make a quality first impression and that is it! Take a look in the mirror before you leave for a meeting and ask yourself, Would I want to do business with the person in the mirror? Would I trust them? Will they take pride in their work? Will he/she share my information with unauthorized persons?

Your First Impressions needs to be of quality and have a strong, positive impact.

Proper attire, professional etiquette and a confident presence make a BIG Difference. Be confident in who you are and make sure your personal and professional image speak the same message.Your career, your success and your bank account will show the difference.

Contact Joann Dobrowolski, President of YPI Consultants, LLC for more information and seminars on this topics at 631-320-0217 or Joann@ypiconsultants.com or visit http://www.ypiconsultants.com.

 

 

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Why Does Your Image Matter?

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We all have heard that you have 3 seconds (give to take 2 secs) to make a quality first impression. From the beginning of time people have always judged others by their looks before we actually get a chance to meet the person. We start to develop a mind set as to their personality, education, martial status and even their income before the introduction or handshake. We consider it Human Nature to prejudge.

In the current job market, Your Image is your business card to success. If you have the Image of Success you have a chance over the next person to get a second job interview or close the deal and get that contract signed. Do you have the Image of Success? Are you sure? Do you know how to develop an Image of Success?

Your Image of Success starts with how you see and feel about yourself. Self respect and self love is the first step to developing your Image of Success. Next identify your talent and strength, write them down on paper and keep them with you to review from time to time. The next step is to dress for your individual style, which includes the colors, fabric and design and how it works with your body frame and personality. It is not being a Fashionesta. Fashion changes from day to day, but Style makes a statement and last a lifetime. Your body language, soft skills and etiquette will add to the level of Your Image of Success.

To learn how to create your Image of Success to go www.ypiconsultants.com

Contact Joann at

631-320-0217 or joann@ypiconsultants.com

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