• JOIN OUR QUEST

  • NEWEST PROGRAM AND HANDBOOK


    Improve your speech for non-native English speakers. Click here to learn more.

  • Audiobook

    Audiobook Icon Audiobook now on sale!
  • FIRST BOOK:

    Book Cover Art

    AN AMAZON BESTSELLER

    "Great graduation present!"

    Winner in the Business-Motivational category for 2012

    Inspired to extend a helping hand to ambitious women working in corporate America, a veteran executive offers honest, practical, slightly irreverent advice about navigating companies that are run and populated predominately by men: how to interpret their sometimes surprising behavior, avoid common mistakes, flourish with the good guys, deal with the bad guys, and nurture a wonderful, satisfying career in a non-traditional role.

  • SECOND BOOK:

    Kindle and paperback available on Amazon.  

    Learn to see yourself as others do and become magnetic, magnanimous, and memorable! Savvy advice, specific examples, and tactical exercises to develop your presence—in months, not years.

  • About the Author

    Raised on a farm in southern Indiana by an idealistic professor and a feminist homemaker, and after language and film studies in Europe, Jennifer was an unlikely candidate to graduate from a leading business school and enter corporate America. To her surprise, she excelled in her new world and spent the next twenty years building a scintillating career, rising from Financial Analyst to Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, working for big pharma and biotech companies in the US, Europe, and the UK.

    Read her LinkedIn profile.

  • Links to Booksellers:

    Paperback, Kindle and Audio versions available here on Amazon.

    Paperback and ePub version available here at Powells.

    Audio version available here at audible.com.

    Paperback and Nook versions available here at Barnes & Noble.

    Paperback version available here at Alibris.

    Paperback and ePub versions available here at BookDepository.com (free shipping worldwide).

    ePub version available here on diesel-ebooks.

    ePub version available here on eBookMall.

Business Travel Apps

Here’s a note about technology and modern travel. With all the mobile apps, it’s tempting to think that technology has transformed business travel. The reality is that most travel is still about fatigue and dehydration. If they could invent an app for that, we would be making real progress. Nevertheless, technology can provide some assistance. Apps that I have used or that sound useful are:

    • TripIt for managing your itinerary, either manually or by constructing one from your confirmation emails;
    • Kayak for booking flights, rental cars, hotels;
    • Uber for when you need a ride;
    • TravelAdvisor for reviews of hotels, restaurants, and events;
    • Yelp for when you want to know what restaurant serves both the best and the worst food in town, what market is both the best and the worst, what coffee shop is…
    • App in the Air for airline and flight information;
    • XE Currency if you’re traveling to non-dollar denominated locales;
    • Google Translate for when you want to say something in a foreign language. Use at your own risk;
    • Gas Buddy for finding gas stations. My husband, who travels more by car, loves GasBuddy.
    • HotelTonight helps you find a hotel in a pinch. I haven’t used this one, but it sounds useful.

Do use technology to your advantage, but don’t be a snob. If you know you’re going to need a phone number the minute you land, write it on a sticky note and slap it to the back of your phone. Don’t make business travel harder than it already is.

And take care of yourself.

 

 

© 2016 Jennifer K. Crittenden

  • Do you need help with a work issue? Write me.

  • Experts About the Presence of Others

  • The Pergola, a free bi-monthly digital magazine

  • Archived Issues

    Click here for the "Lady" Issue - Mar 2018.

    Click here for the "Year of the Woman" Issue - Jan 2018.

    Click here for the "Sexual Misconduct" Issue - Nov 2017.

    Click here for the "Empathy" Issue - Sep 2017.

    Click here for the "Uncommon Courtesy" Issue - July 2017.

    Click here for the "Humor" Issue - May 2017.

    Click here for the "Stage Fright" Issue - Mar 2017.

    Click here for the "Women's March" Issue - Jan 2017.

    Click here for the "Executive Presence" Issue - Nov 2016.

    Click here for the "New Opportunity, i.e., Looking for Work" Issue - Sep 2016.

    Click here for the "Business Travel" Issue - July 2016.

    Click here for the "Bully" Issue - May 2016.

    Click here for the "Men, Women, and Money" Issue - March 2016.

    Click here for the "Boss" Issue - January 2016.

    Click here for the November 2015 Apology Edition.

    Click here for the September 2015 Single Mother Edition.

    Click here for the July 2015 Negotiation Edition.

    Click here for the May 2015 Birthday Edition.

    Click here for the Mar 2015 First Edition.

  • Straight Talk Logo
  • JENNIFER K. CRITTENDEN

  • Invest in Yourself! Executive Presence

    Customized one-on-one consulting program to enhance your presence, both professionally and personally. Available from anywhere. Starts anytime. Ten 90-minute individualized sessions. Private and confidential. More info
  • Trailer for Exceptional Presence Program

  • Latest Tweets

    DiscreetGuide
  • Meta