Power Lunch to Business Dinning Etiquette
Individuals who negotiated in restaurants created 12% greater profits and those who negotiated over food in a conference room created 11% greater profits.) This suggests that eating while deciding important matters offers profitable, measurable benefits through mutually productive discussions.
Can business etiquette make or break a deal?
Absolutely. For instance, many business meetings can happen over a meal, and having bad table manners can be a horrible distraction. The four hours you spend learning dining etiquette can change the way you do business forever.
“When using proper etiquette, you strengthen your reputation as someone who is professional and courteous,” says Bill Driscoll, New England district president of Accountemps. “People want to work with others who show them respect.”
Attending etiquette class may seem old school, but minding your P’s and Q’s may help you move up the corporate ladder a little faster. According to a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, more than eight in 10 (85 percent) survey respondents say being courteous to co-workers has an impact on a person's career prospects.
The business meal is more than a meal - it's a time that business relationships are developed, networking is done and deals are made. A lack of social graces and poor table manners can cause embarrassment and lead to a business deal going astray. Where the person or persons you are trying to impress are more focused on your faux pas and not the business at hand.
Choose a public tutorial for yourself or your organization or a private tutorial for your organization. This tutorial is presented along with a 3-4 course meal. Participants will learn what is needed to successfully entertain and socialize during a business meal.
This is not a stuffy dining etiquette presentation. We like to have fun! The seminar is highly interactive and questions are encouraged throughout. It is an ideal seminar for your next off-site meeting or conference and it can be presented to any size of group.
- Organizing the business meal
- Seating strategy
- How to be the ideal host and guest
- Business introductions
- Small talk and taboo topics
- Alcohol protocol and consumption
- Dining dilemmas and mishaps
- Paying the bill and tipping
- Navigating the place setting
- Eating styles
- Dinning faux pas
- Thanking your host