28 Years of Training Individuals Around the Globe in Social Behavior
Why Final Touch
You spent years investing in your technical abilities. You are capable, hard-working, and positioned for success, but something is missing. How do you go from good to great? You need The Final Touch.
In 1989, Deborah King launched Final Touch in Seattle, Washington. For nearly three decades, Final Touch has been training dynamic individuals and corporations around the globe, and has become a trusted and sought-after resource on social behavior. We help leaders use behavioral science to increase their effectiveness and strengthen their relationships. We developed unique social behavior curriculum focused on authentic relationship building that culminates in a single question: How do you want to be remembered?™ Our curriculum goes far beyond the strict rules of etiquette taught at traditional finishing schools and offers a fresh, science-based approach to contemporary social skills, communication, personal branding, and image management.
Do you know how to NOT shake hands?
COVID-19 radically changed how we interact with one another, and people will likely be opting out of personal touch for a while. While handshakes are on hold, how will you create connection when greeting people? How do you communicate a genuine happiness to see someone without touch? How do you graciously turn down a handshake or kindly respond when someone pulls back from your extended hand? Learn how to NOT shake hands—and what to do instead—in this tip!
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“The impact of training can last a day, a week or perhaps a year or more. Deborah’s training was different and focused on core human values that will last a lifetime. Our engagement with Deborah has left an indelible influence on our team. After our engagement, many have commented on how differently they now approach and engage in a social setting. Everyone feels more confident, more comfortable and above all, we sharpened our appreciation for civility and etiquette both in our personal and professional lives. I recommend Deborah’s services without reservation and I’m grateful we were able to avail ourselves of her exquisite knowledge and professionalism.”
“Admittedly, I had high expectations of Deborah’s consulting expertise based on her website and her publications […]. My expectations were exceeded within the first 15 minutes of Deborah’s day-long seminar. I recently contacted Deborah and requested a custom-design […] seminar for corporate protocol specifically for our unique company culture. The participants were fixed on Deborah all day and wanted more when it was over! I recommend Deborah especially for senior leadership coaching, particularly if the company in question requires travel and networking events for their executives / staff. Your company’s image will benefit greatly from the skills your employees obtain from Deborah King’s Final Touch”
“I would have never imagined that the [Art of Confident Living] would have resulted in such great and drastic changes in my life. This class gave me the confidence and the skill set I lacked to advance swiftly in my company and life […]. I have received several promotions increasing my salary [and] I have received three major awards for performance. This is a direct result of competent soft skills – 100%! Soft skills set you apart. Thank you, Deborah, for changing the trajectory of my life!”
“Thank you, Deborah, for the wonderful presentation you did for our annual company meeting. Everyone has been talking about it and really appreciated the fact that we chose to have a speaker on a non-industry topic. It seemed to reflect the message that we really care about them as people, and not just as workers (which of course we do!). Your speaking style is very engaging (I guess you’ve done this before!) and your ability to hold an audience’s attention for 3 hours is impressive. I will definitely reach out to you for our meeting next year […].”