We've all heard advice on how and what to eat while on a date.
Now, hear new tips on how to handle eating while at a business meal, whether it be a breakfast, lunch or dinner!
"The dining table is a great stage from which to share your personal side and demonstrate the respect that you hold for your client or prospect. It is a moment when you can display your proper attention to etiquette, protocol, manners, and a myriad of details that can set you apart and distinguish you from the competition." - Judith Bowman, author of DON'T TAKE THE LAST DONUT: NEW RULES OF BUSINESS ETIQUETTE.>
The dining table is also a place for etiquette mishaps, so make sure to follow Bowman's tips in DON'T TAKE THE LAST DONUT, for business meal etiquette so that you don't lose your job position or business deal.
Judith Bowman's business meal etiquette tips include: -Order items that are easy to eat (not ribs, lobster, etc.) -Eat a hamburger like a sanwich: cut it in half -Do not dunk donuts in coffee -For bread and butter, break your roll into small pieces and butter them one at a time over your bread and butter plate with your own knife -Don't wear a napkin around your neck, that is for children -Always pass the salt and pepper together, do not just pass one or the other -If your food is bad, try to eat it anyway: sending it back is not recommended in a business meal setting
Business meals are just one of the many topics of business etiquette that Bowman discusses in DON'T TAKE THE LAST DONUT. In DON'T TAKE THE LAST DONUT, Bowman gives you the tools you need to be confident and letter-perfect in any business setting--from pitch to presentation, from networking to contract negotiations, and everything in between. With this book, you will easily master the art of small talk, the protocol of the perfect business introduction, and the many nuances of the business lunch. You'll never feel awkward in a business setting again!
About the Author: Judith Bowman, founder of Boston-based Protocol Consultants International, is a veteran of protocol education. She provides training, seminars, personal coaching, and speaking services for small and medium companies, as well as Fortune 500 firms. She works with corporate executives and political leaders.