In today's society, business is frequently conducted over a meal and it can be a challenge to focus on the client, your meal and business at hand. Here is your opportunity to take part in interactive seminars that are designed to reassure you of the dining skills you already know and help you learn more about those you to need to polish up on.

You'll learn how to enjoy the client lunch, the business dinner or an awards banquet without worrying about the simple details of which fork to use, how much to tip, or where to put your napkin.

The Full Story
Diane has a bachelor of science degree in agriculture
from Kansas State University, Manhattan. Her major
was animal science with an option in communications.
In 1985, her first job out of college took her from
small town, Lindsborg, Kansas, to big city life in San
Antonio, Texas.

Her work at the Brangus Journal launched her
career in the livestock communications industry.
Although she had grown up on a registered Hereford
ranch, and had been around cattle all of her life, it
became apparent that she was going to remain in it
professionally. Her love for people, the cattle business
and the advantage of using her degree to advance
helped her establish herself in the business.

In 1987, she moved to Fort Worth, Texas, and
became editor of the Texas Hereford which is the official
magazine of the Texas Hereford Association. It
was there that she continued, not only in her role with
the magazine, but was able to work with the association
and help make little events into parties!

After four years, an opportunity to start an ad
agency with a friend was upon her. It was during this
time that she got first hand experience of learning the
ropes of launching a new business. This agency,
Creative Exchange, led her in the direction of ad
agency work and the rest is history. After a short time
away from Fort Worth, she came back to the Metroplex
in 1995 and joined Access Creative, a full service
advertising agency. Her knowledge of print and design
was just what they were looking for at the time, and
with the new and exciting desktop publishing, she was
able to help add another dimension to Access.

In 1997, she decided to venture on her own and
established Details by Design. Focusing mainly in advertising and marketing, the company has re-focused
through the years to specialize in event planning. Just
as the name implies, "it's the littlest details that make
the biggest difference". Diane likes to work behind the
scenes and watch a successful event unfold into a spectacular, creative, and flawless event.

In 2004, Diane decided that there was one more
thing that she wanted to do to satisfy her needs in her
business. She invested her time and money in to "finishing school" at the Protocol School of Washington
in Portland, Maine. This school instructs how to teach
etiquette, manners and protocol to all groups of people
whether it's corporations, social groups, college students or children. Her love for this information has
brought her the satisfaction of knowing that she is
helping others make today's society into a better world.

Her most recent accomplishment is being recognized
with the designation of Certified Meeting
Professional or CMP which is a coveted accreditation
in the meeting planning industry that recognizes
individuals for their extensive knowledge of the business.