What Is Your Executive Presence & Etiquette I.q.?

13 Questions
What Is Your Executive Presence & Etiquette I.q.?

Our soft skills are on display more often than we realize. See how you and your colleagues score on these fundamentals.

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Your boss enters the room when you’re meeting with a client, you stand and say “Mr. Boss, I’d like to introduce to you Ms. Important Client from the Green Corporation.” Is your introduction correct?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 2. 
    Research shows that you get 3 seconds to make a first impression?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    The vast majority of your wardrobe should be altered immediately after purchase to ensure proper fit?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    Print advertisements, brochures, and radio and television advertisements are a company’s most powerful marketing collateral?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 5. 
    You are a junior executive at a social function and meet the CEO of a leading corporation. After a brief chat, you give him your business card. Is this correct?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Denim is appropriate “business casual” attire in most industries ?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 7. 
    Which of the following accounts for 90% of your success:
    • A. 

      Skill and image

    • B. 

      Personality and charisma

    • C. 

      Image and exposure

    • D. 

      Hard work and determination

  • 8. 
    What percentage of time is best to make eye contact with your audience during a conversation?
    • A. 

      15 - 30%

    • B. 

      30 - 60%

    • C. 

      60 - 80%

    • D. 

      80 - 100%

  • 9. 
    How often should you change your hairstyle to project that you are "current", "connected" and "relevant".
    • A. 

      Every season

    • B. 

      1 - 3 years

    • C. 

      4-6 years

    • D. 

      None of the above - hairstyle cannot undermine your brand.

  • 10. 
    A well tailored suit does which of the following?
    • A. 

      Makes the wearer look taller

    • B. 

      Keeps attention on the wearer’s face

    • C. 

      Articulates authority

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Perfume, cologne, and fragrant aftershaves are ok to wear on what occasions?
    • A. 

      To work

    • B. 

      To interviews

    • C. 

      On personal time

    • D. 

      Always

  • 12. 
    In dining situations, your bread plate is on your right and your beverages are on your left?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    At a business lunch, when can you start discussing business?
    • A. 

      As soon as everyone is seated

    • B. 

      After the main course has been cleared

    • C. 

      While you’re paying the bill

    • D. 

      Never discuss business while dining