We’re all child support professionals no matter what our classification, level of service or location. OCSEA is here for you and in addition to giving you all kinds of information at www.ocsea.net we want make your website a little more personal if possible. So, each month we will have a short story called Another Oklahoma Child Support Professional. We will contact different professionals around the state for a short interview. We will be asking these professionals to share what they do, how they do it, some of their favorite hints and tips for accomplishing their job, and ways they help their customers every day. Or anyone may go to www.ocsea.net/contact-us and click the link to answer a very brief survey to be included as the “professional of the month”. OCSEA may also request any relevant pictures (jpg or png) to go along with the story. You may also contact me, Laurel Eaton, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the appropriate information or just to ask any questions.
You do not have to be an OCSEA member to be profiled but please consider joining at www.ocsea.net/membership
 Professional is defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as “characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of one’s profession.” It is important to remain professional at all times when engaged in a business environment, whether for a company or your own business. Being professional not only lets people know you are a reputable person to work with, but also conveys intelligence and poise regarding your position. People who are professional are unfailingly polite, courteous and well-spoken, no matter what the situation. Being professional means you keep your cool and remain calm under any circumstances. No matter how upset a co-worker or customer makes you, you don’t react; you deal with the situation rationally and calmly. Not everyone places an emphasis on professional behavior. When this happens, it’s important that you still remain businesslike and not react to this adverse behavior. Instead, remain professional, no matter what the behavior is of those around you. Many people confuse professionalism with passiveness. However, it is far more important to remain committed to your work and behave ethically in all endeavors. Remember that it is possible to remain passionate about what you do and still be willing to stand up for yourself and your ideals. Sources: www.ehow.com