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"Two thumbs up to Mr. Siddle for a well received, informative, interactive, high energy, life skills seminar."

Chuck Rawley, Chief Development Officer
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Louisville, KY

Clients & Testimonials

A partial client list with testimonials to The Executive Protocol Group® and its founder, Paul Siddle.

Abarta, Inc.

“The 'Power Etiquette for Professionals' seminar Paul Siddle conducted for our division was great. His approach was entertaining and very informative. The positive feedback is still being received weeks later. I would definitely recommend this seminar to other corporations. Thank you, Paul, for a job well done!”

Thomas J. McManus, Director of Finance - Beverage Group
ABARTA, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

ADP, Inc. (Automated Data Processing, Inc.)

“Paul Siddle's informal approach to the review of etiquette resounded positively with our team. For days after Paul's presentation, 'Power Etiquette for Professionals,' we were still discussing several points that were made. I wholeheartedly endorse this seminar!”

Tom Corrigan, President
ADP Atlantic, Inc.
Wilmington, DE

American Electric Power Co., Inc.

“Mr. Siddle's 'Power Etiquette for AEP Professionals' seminar provided our rising leaders with an entertaining and incredibly informative course that has helped build their confidence in business and social settings.

Working with Mr. Siddle to customize the program to meet our organization's needs was a very enjoyable experience. His impeccable customer service sets him apart and the course he developed and delivered will continue to impact our company's culture to help set our professionals apart from the rest too!”

Angela Zimmerman, PHR
HR Leader & Organization Development
American Electric Power Co., Inc.
Columbus, OH

“I really enjoyed your seminar yesterday. I learned from it also. I look forward to seeing you again in future seminars.“

Delia Graham, Development Solutions Consultant
Leader and Organization Development
American Electric Power Co., Inc.
Columbus, OH

“Paul conducted a 'Power Etiquette for Professional Employees' workshop at AEP. He did an excellent job and received high marks from our participants. I would highly recommend Paul for future work.“

Mike Evarts, HR Region Manager
American Electric Power Co., Inc.
Columbus, OH

Anheuser-Busch Companies

“Thank you again for providing our Legal Department with a very informative and entertaining presentation on business and social etiquette. As I mentioned before, there was more discussion surrounding your presentation than any other presentation at our meeting. I was amazed by how much the attendees remembered from your presentation. I am still hearing positive comments. I will definitely recommend you to others within Anheuser-Busch. I loved your approach in keeping the audience engaged."

In addition, I have shipped to you a Budweiser cooler and a Michelob Light rechargeable flashlight. Please enjoy these Anheuser-Busch gifts in appreciation of your fine presentation. Thank you again.”

Marla A. Davis
Legal Administrator
Anheuser-Busch Companies
St. Louis, MO

Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

“The approach and information presented by Paul Siddle at our sales conference were right on target. Our goal was to highlight the most important components of business etiquette in two hours. We accomplished this in a fun, lighthearted, yet professional way. There is no doubt that everyone in attendance learned something that will benefit them in a business situation in the future.”

Don Johnson, Vice President
Regional Sales Operations
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

“Paul, thank you for providing such an informative seminar on protocol and proper manners. All too often, basic respect through proper manners is overlooked in today's world. Fortunately, there are people like yourself who can present such an important topic with such ease of understanding.

Next time, we will allow more time on the agenda!”

Robert J. Signorelli, Vice President
Southwest Regional Sales
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Houston, TX

“Paul Siddle's Business Etiquette presentation was very well received by our entire sales team and will play a key role for all of us as we continue to elevate our level of professionalism both in business and social settings."

Phil Kazer, Vice President
Great Lakes Regional Sales
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Chicago, IL

“The material that Paul Siddle presented is not generally part of an employee's development plan. His engaging style leaves a lasting skill that can be used during the sales process!”

John B. Johnson, Vice President
Southwest Regional Sales
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Houston, TX

“Mr. Siddle's presentation is right on target...everyone on our sales team found the information to be useful and important.”

Greg Fleischut, Sales Director
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Richmond, Va

“Business etiquette is often taken for granted or overlooked in the business environment. How people present themselves is a direct reflection of their company and The Executive Protocol Group's training provided our organization with the skills necessary to present themselves in a professional manner.

I would recommend Paul's workshop for any organization wanting to enhance their company's image. Paul's practical and down-to-earth style will make your company's workforce comfortable and confident in any business setting.”

Kevin Meegan, Senior Manager
Sales Operations
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
St. Louis, MO

“At first we didn't know what to expect. As a bunch of beer guys, we believed we were always perfect gentlemen. Little did we know that even we could be improved upon. The class was fun and informative. It will certainly help all of us make a better impression. ”

Brian C. Belobradic, Vice President
Pacific Northwest Region
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Ann Roberts Consulting

“I have heard many good things about Paul Siddle's presentations but only recently had the pleasure of attending several sessions that Paul conducted for three Richmond law firms. The firms have very different practices and cultures, but Paul was able to respond to each audience and make the presentation both interesting and informative and they were actually fun. He engages his audiences without embarrassing anyone or making them feel uncomfortable. Now I know why so many of his clients bring him back time after time to work with their busy executives. It is well worth the time invested.”

Ann Roberts
Ann Roberts Consulting
Richmond, VA

Anthem, Inc. (Blue Cross and Blue Shield)

“I thoroughly enjoyed Paul's overview of Business Etiquette. I thought I knew the finer points of Business Etiquette but I couldn't have been more incorrect! Since the session, I've quizzed many of my colleagues and every single one of them is amazed at what they didn't know and appreciate the knowledge. I highly recommend Paul's program to any executive or executive-to-be in any company!”

Rich Hall, Executive Director
Large Group Underwriting
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Cincinnati, OH

Atlantic Specialty Lines, Inc.

“Your seminars were both educational and enlightening to all of the staff at ASL. Those of us who felt we were socially adept picked up new tips; our up and coming 'socially challenged' associates learned proper response to situations they now encounter in the business environment.

Your practical, entertaining, professional style covered all the areas of business etiquette we felt were both necessary and valuable in any business setting.

I would recommend your training to any organization wishing to provide the valuable skills needed to represent their organization in a positive, professional manner.”

Rona L. Specht, Operations Manager
Atlantic Specialty Lines, Inc.
Richmond, VA

AXA Financial, Inc. (AXA Distributors, LLC)

"It is extremely important that we represent our company in a highly professional manner and Paul's Leadership Etiquette program has helped us to develop and sharpen our business etiquette skills.

We all left the session more confident that we are prepared to enhance our interactions with customers.

I would recommend Paul's session for all levels of management. Everyone can learn from him."

Kathy Kinslow Leckey, Vice President
Director, National Accounts
AXA Distributors, LLC
New York, NY

Bank of America Corporation

CapGroup Investment Advisors, Inc.

“Paul Siddle's informal approach to the review of etiquette resounded positively with our team. For days after Paul's presentation, 'Power Etiquette for Professionals,' we were still discussing several points that were made. I wholeheartedly endorse this seminar!”

Tom Corrigan, President
ADP Atlantic, Inc.
Wilmington, DE

Cisco Systems, Inc.

“At Cisco Systems our Account Managers work with Partners, Customers and Executives in a wide variety of situations. These range from customer and partner meetings, to business lunches and demo events. An understanding of professional business etiquette is critical in these interactions.

For the past 1½ years Paul Siddle has delivered his seminar 'Power Etiquette for Sales Leaders' to our teams. He combines business etiquette with social skills through a unique delivery as he relates personal experiences to bring these techniques to life!”

Pat Miller
Sales Masters Series Facilitator
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Research Triangle Park, NC

“I have worked with Paul Siddle on one of our successful programs and would recommend him for future training opportunities. Paul trained our managers and sales reps on business etiquette and how to differentiate themselves in a competitive market. His years experience in business etiquette and training were a high point in our program. Paul took the students through etiquette standards, challenges and dilemmas they face every day, delivered in a setting while they dined at one of Raleigh's top restaurants.

Paul's communication skills and ability to engage with our sales teams was exceptional. Paul customized his program for each audience, with short turnarounds, and was incredibly flexible each week as he faced the challenges that come with delivering content in a noisy unpredictable environment like a restaurant.

It was a pleasure working with Paul, and hope to work together on future training programs.”

Paula Cohen, Program Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Raleigh, NC

CM Profit Group, LLC

“Paul is a true professional, a true gentleman that is incredibly capable of developing his participants in the important area of Business Etiquette.

Too many workers at all levels lack the basics in this area and Paul can fill that gap in an educational and entertaining format. He's terrific and I can tell you first hand that Paul's curriculum is long lasting. It seems like a month does not go by that I don't quote Paul in his approach to dealing with and working with people.

His workshops will change behavior and that's always the main objective to any developmental program. I recommend Paul strongly to any organization that wants to have their staff capable of dealing with people in a professional and first class manner.”

Tom L. Fox, Partner
CM Profit Group, LLC
Detroit, MI

Commonwealth of Virginia

“The Executive Protocol Group workshop was an informative, fast-paced, interactive and fun session that kept staff involved, interested and asking for more. In a work world that is tending to become more and more casual, etiquette is an area that often falls by the wayside.

I recommend this workshop to any group that wants to project a professional and polished image!”

Janice M. Sigler, Esq.
Appeals Unit Program Manager
Commonwealth of Virginia
Richmond, VA

CSX Corporation, Inc.

Defense Logistics Agency (Distribution)

Duke University (The Fuqua School of Business)

“Paul Siddle's 'Open Office Etiquette' seminar allowed our staff to collaborate and develop a 'blueprint' for open office behavior and expectations. Paul's energy and positive attitude were contagious and allowed us to have fun while also creating guidelines to live by in our new office space!”

Kathie Amato, Assistant Dean
Executive MBA Programs
The Fuqua School of Business
Duke University

Fannie Mae

Faulconer Construction Company

“Paul Siddle's "Business Protocol" seminar was a wonderful experience for Faulconer's management team and a great addition to our leadership training program. The construction industry is typically considered a "get your hands dirty" business. However, Paul showed us how to conduct business a "step above" our competition and to do so with "clean hands" and superior protocol practices. Paul's program and his presentation style delivered to our team powerful and effective lessons that will be remembered for a long time to come.”

Vincent H. Derr, P.E., Executive Vice President
Faulconer Construction Company
Charlottesville, VA

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. (General Dynamics)

Hewitt EnnisKnupp, an Aon Company (formerly EnnisKnupp + Associates)

“Paul did a great job of connecting with the crowd by interjecting humor throughout his presentation. Everyone who attended felt their time was well spent - they enjoyed the day and learned quite a bit.”

Michelle LaPlante
Director, Human Resources
EnnisKnupp + Associates
Chicago, IL

Hunton & Williams LLP

Innsbrook Foundation

Jennings and Jennings

“I think the success of this very insightful program is a clear indication that business protocol is coming back in a big way (if it ever left). Mr. Siddle does not preach, he shares, and for that I believe his star will rise as a consultant in this area.”

Matthew Roberts, Esq.
Jennings and Jennings
Richmond, VA

Koontz-Bryant, PC

Levin Group, Inc.

"Our company prides itself in providing 'best-in-class' services to our decidedly upscale clients. We believe our consultants should possess the ability to adapt to any given business or social situation without losing sight of what differentiates us from others: 'superior client relationships!' The Executive Protocol Group's Paul Siddle provided us with an information-packed, entertaining, interactive four-hour seminar that kept our entire team engaged throughout! His seminar introduced numerous insights that will allow us to present and maintain a professional, polished image to a client base that expects nothing less.”

I heartily recommend Paul Siddle and The Executive Protocol Group's 'Power Etiquette for Professionals' seminar!

Angela Pickett, Vice President, Consulting
Levin Group, Inc.
Owings Mills, MD

McCandlish Holton, PC

“Providing excellent client service is critical to the success of our business. Over the course of several weeks and five seminars, Paul Siddle worked with all the groups in our firm from paralegals and secretaries, to lawyers and administrative staff. Paul presented distinctively tailored programs geared to each group that were developed with customer interaction in mind.

His seminars were great refreshers for many of us and broke new ground for others. The total experience provided a wonderful opportunity to develop and sharpen our business etiquette skills. We are now putting into practice the tips and advice he gave us.

Any organization that values its customers should consider The Executive Protocol Group's business etiquette seminars as part of its employees' Personal Development training.”

Cherie L. Heintz, Marketing Director
McCandlish Holton, PC
Richmond, VA

McGuireWoods LLP

Media General Inc.

“I found The Executive Protocol Group's two-hour seminar, ‘Power Etiquette for Professionals,’ an extremely valuable tool for our sales team! Paul's delivery style made it fun as well as interactive — I recommend it to any company wishing to raise its employees to the next level!”

Charles W. Ritscher, Director
Sales and Marketing
Media General Inc.
Richmond, VA

“I felt it was a good course for the new salesperson and the seasoned professional!”

Tanya Henderson, Market Development Manager
Media General Inc. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Richmond, VA

Moran Kiker Brown, PC

“I thought your presentation was both enlightening and entertaining. I did not recognize the importance of business etiquette in presenting a positive personal and corporate image, and you provided our group with excellent, practical advice and guidance. I certainly hope to have you back soon, and would recommend your services to anyone.”

Dennis R. Kiker, Principal and Shareholder
Moran Kiker Brown, PC
Richmond, VA

“Thanks so much for the spirited presentation on professional etiquette. I know I will approach my next encounter with an unwanted piece of gristle with new-found confidence. Seriously, your contributions to our firm are much appreciated. You will receive our highest recommendations...”

C. Dewayne Lonas, Associate
Moran Kiker Brown, PC
Richmond, VA

National Association of Women Business Owners

“Your interactive style was greatly appreciated by our group. Paul, you come prepared! Your PowerPoint, easy dialogue and wonderful sense of humor engaged our group in discussion to the point where we could have continued well into the evening! There is still on-going discussion about other business situations and how to respond. The only complaint that we gathered was that you could have stayed longer!

I would highly recommend Paul Siddle and The Executive Protocol Group to any organization that wants to sharpen its competitive edge with the tools to enhance customer relationships. Paul Siddle provides training to ensure confidence in any business situation, which builds stronger clients relationships and grows business!”

Joan R. Bowling
NAWBO/Program Chair

Power Monitors, Inc.

“I really enjoyed attending your business etiquette class. Though business etiquette is thought to be common sense there were many topics covered that benefited the entire group. We all agreed, after much discussion, your class was the most helpful for both customer service and office dynamics. We all had so much fun; your class was the topic of many conversations. I would recommend any business to attend your class. Thanks again!”

Nicole Schumacher, Regional Account Executive
Power Monitors, Inc.
Mt. Crawford, VA

“The business etiquette training provided by The Executive Protocol Group was very enjoyable and informative. It is common for people to think they know what is and isn't appropriate in a business environment, but this training provided a great refresher for seasoned employees and a good introduction for those just starting out in their careers.”

Cory Vanderpool, Executive Director
GreenLink Conservation Alliance
Power Monitors, Inc.
Mt. Crawford, VA

“Paul did an excellent job providing fun, interactive, and educational training on business etiquette. He not only refreshed us on some long-lost etiquette basics, but also taught us new, creative ways to impress others in business settings. I would definitely recommend this training to anyone who needs it!”

Caroline Holloway, Training Coordinator
Power Monitors, Inc.
Mt. Crawford, VA

Protective Life Insurance

Paul:

The session went very well today. You kept the group engaged and I feel everyone got a lot out of it. You have an ease with your presentations and employ humor very well. I can learn from your presentation techniques!

I appreciate all your efforts with our sessions and hope our paths cross again!

Kevin Speed, FLMI, ACS
AVP Sales Training & Development
Protective Life Insurance
Cincinnati, OH

Regent University

“Having Paul Siddle speak is like having dinner with a corporate veteran who has taken a personal interest in your future. His business experience, professional training, and personal savoir faire combine to make Paul an authoritative and engaging guide through the complexities of dining etiquette and corporate protocol. His presentation was the perfect accompaniment to our five-course meal, anticipating the challenges presented with the arrival of each new course while interposing commentary on first impressions, introductions, and professional behavior.”

Joel Ladd, Director
Center for Student Development
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA


Mr. Siddle:

We cannot express our sincerest appreciation to you enough for your part in facilitating a successful event on April 3rd!

Your ability to mix humor with instruction is still the “talk” of campus; an invaluable resource we plan to use again and again!

Thank you!

Grace Alegre, Director
Office of Alumni Relations
Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Sanofi-Aventis US

Spotts Fain, PC

“Paul Siddle's seminar was superb. While most of us believe we possess perfectly adequate social skills, Paul very succinctly, and delicately, updated our firm on 21st century business and professional etiquette. The seminar was entertaining as well as informative, and time very well spent by the attorneys in my firm.”

Hugh M. Fain, III, Shareholder and Managing Director
Spotts Fain, PC
Richmond, VA

“I enjoyed your presentation very much. We all agreed that it was most helpful. Thank you again for making business etiquette an enjoyable topic! I would recommend your seminar to anyone in the business world. Cheers!”

Robert Chappell, Shareholder and Director
Spotts Fain, PC
Richmond, VA

State Farm Insurance

Tyco International

“I certainly enjoyed your seminar in Naples and would recommend it to anyone. I assume your arm has healed by now and you're back on the tennis courts!”

Cynthia Talbott, Administration Manager
Tyco International
Houston, TX

University of Florida (Public Relations Society)

“Mr. Siddle was right on target with his presentation at our Second Annual Etiquette Dinner. With an audience of only college students, he provided the perfect amount of entertainment and informative and valuable information. As these students begin to prepare to enter into the workforce on interviews for internships and jobs, I know they will be more confident and prepared thanks to the advice of Mr. Siddle and The Executive Protocol Group. No matter who is in attendance, The Executive Protocol Group will engage your audience and provide a plethora of knowledge that every member of society should know and master. My thanks to Mr. Siddle for his expertise and I hope our chapter will be able to work with him again in the future.”

Elisa Negrin, President
Alpha Chapter
Gainesville, FL

“Mr. Siddle’s interactive presentation was perfectly tailored to our audience, providing students with the skills and confidence to excel in the business world.  His humor and charisma engaged each of the 180 undergraduates in attendance.  Our business etiquette dinner was an overwhelming success and I would recommend The Executive Protocol Group to anyone entering the job market.  We cannot thank Mr. Siddle enough for providing us with the life skills necessary to succeed in our future endeavors.”

Brent Steinberg, National Liaison
Alpha Chapter
Gainesville, FL

University of Richmond (Robins School of Business)

Wachovia

“The Executive Protocol Group provided us with an excellent platform to reinforce the importance of proper business etiquette in today's business world. With our trust clientele, they expect excellence in employee behavior, and The Executive Protocol Group gave us the format to do it.

Utilizing the 'Power Etiquette for Professionals' seminar was the most effective way for First Union to train our Trust Professionals. Our staff is now better prepared to work with today's client in a proper and professional manner.”

William J Boswell, Jr., Senior Vice President
Capital Management Group
First Union National Bank
Greenville, SC

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. (Ivy Funds)

WellPoint, Inc.

“The 'Power Etiquette for WellPoint Professionals' session was well received by my team, enjoyable and educational. Paul did a great job keeping things light and taught by example without making anyone feel silly. We learned things we didn't know that we didn't know!!! Well done!”

Patrick Misciagna, VP
WellPoint Consulting Services
WellPoint, Inc.
North Haven, CT

“Paul did an excellent job of capturing the attention of our leaders with his fun, fast-paced and interactive presentation style. He was able to answer all questions and provide us with the most current protocol. Paul has also been very effective in helping executives through 1:1 coaching and working with small teams. He is a delightful, engaging, polished and very knowledgeable resource on the many complexities of executive etiquette.”

Judy Wade, Executive Talent Management
WellPoint, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

YUM! Brands, Inc.

“In today's fast paced, high tech, informal world, many traditional values are not being handed down from generation to generation. Most of our younger, and many of our older employees, are not prepared to properly represent themselves or our company in certain business and social settings. Simply put, they do not know what they do not know.

Paul Siddle's Executive Protocol seminar, presented with both humor and professionalism, has instilled self confidence in my Team, allowing them to feel comfortable when representing themselves, and differentiating our company, in face to face business and social environments. Two thumbs up to Mr. Siddle for a well received, informative, interactive, high energy, life skills seminar.”

Chuck Rawley, Chief Development Officer
YUM! Brands, Inc.
Louisville, KY

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