Mastering professional politeness: Free business etiquette class offered

Published 2:30 pm Monday, March 4, 2024

In an era where effective communication stands as the cornerstone of success in the professional realm, the Big Bad Business series aims to equip individuals with the essential skills needed to navigate the topic of business etiquette on Tues., March 26 at 6 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center.

Participants will learn and refresh their communication skills from crafting an email to the judicious use of apps.

The class, hosted by Dr. Josie Burks with Ole Miss School of Business and Ellen Brewer with Northwest Community College, focuses on creating positive customer interactions and building partnerships in the community through strong communication skills.

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From crafting succinct and impactful emails to leveraging the right applications for streamlined workflows, attendees will gain invaluable insights into enhancing their communication skills.

With an inclusive approach, the workshop welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and levels of experience. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to refine your skills or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, this class offers something for everyone.

“In the current environment where communication occurs through multiple channels, effective communication sets the foundation for success. By mastering the principles of business etiquette, individuals can elevate their professional image and unlock new opportunities,” Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council,  remarked.  The free basic business etiquette class promises to be an enlightening experience for all who attend, providing practical strategies and actionable insights to thrive in today’s dynamic business world.

The Big Bad Business Series is an annual workshop series devoted to connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses with free and low cost small business resources in North Mississippi. The workshops are free and open to the public with light refreshments and networking afterward.

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and Oxford Economic Development Foundation partner annually to present the monthly workshop series.

To register for this workshop or to learn more about upcoming small business and creative economy events, visit