Professional Receptionist - Your Company's Image Matters!


One day public open course – or run for your own in-house group

Suitable for

Anyone representing the company in a front line reception position, or who is expected to deputise in this important role from time to time, and who needs to make the right impact on the front desk


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Relate to the importance of the receptionist role and what is involved.
  • Perform the front of house role with increased confidence
  • Apply the right attitude whatever the circumstances
  • Make a first impression people remember
  • Acquire a confident and friendly telephone manner
  • Deal with difficult people and situations by applying a developed strategy
  • Gain new skills and polish up existing ones to make the role your own


Introduction & Workshop Objectives

  • Finding out what you want to achieve today
  • Identifying your personal strengths and areas for development

The link between Attitude and Performance

  • What forms a good or wrong attitude?
  • How does your attitude and motivation affect your performance?
  • What can you do to improve your attitude when you have a ‘bad’ day

The Role of the Receptionist

  • How do you feel in your role?
  • Looking at your main tasks
  • Your role in the wider organisational context
  • The importance of first impressions
  • Your handshake, personal presentation, body language and communication skills

The Essentials of good Telephone Manners

  • What are good telephone manners
  • The importance of your voice, how youspeak and what you say
  • Taking and handling messages

What you need to keep in mind

  • The importance of the company image
  • Interacting with clients/colleagues – never off duty!
  • The reception area as public space


  • Handling difficult people/callers
  • Practise your telephone skills

The Way Forward

  • Summary, review and taking the newideas back to your workplace

Duration (in days)


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