About Lisa Brooks

Lisa Brooks, PhD, RD is an Assistant Professor in the School of Family Consumer and Sciences and the FCS Internship Coordinator at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. Her training as a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant from the Protocol School of Washington has helped her to empower hundreds of college students to dine well, dress well, and make an outstanding first impression. She is also the Faculty Director for Study Abroad Italy accompanying students to Florence, the heart of Tuscany, for specialized FCS programs like “Fashion, Food, and Wine,” “Mediterranean Cuisine,” and “Food and Wine Pairing.” Another passion of Dr. Brooks’ is the Disney College Program. Having supervised students in the Disney College Program for more than a decade, she has observed that it is a model for professional excellence. Her mission in life is to help others to reach their maximum potential through education, a positive attitude, and polite behavior.

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The Power of a Handshake

What does your handshake say about you? Does it convey that you are confident and self-assured? Or, does it suggest that you are insecure, an emotional bully, or overconfident? Research shows that not only will you be judged by your handshake, you will be forming an impression about the other person when shaking hands. During […]

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