Expeditions in Etiquette

Strategy of The Business Meal

The event will be a formal, seated and served, luncheon style training that will mimic events such as fundraiser, civic organization, and board meeting luncheons.

We will focus on the strategy behind hosting and being a guest at a lunch, dinner, coffee meeting, or fundraising event.

Tuition includes lunch and class materials:  $100
Registrations are required.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 4.

Date:  Friday, October 6, 2017
Time:  11:30am -1:00pm
Location:  Petroleum Club
Dress Code:  Business

Some of the Topics we will cover include:

  • Business Etiquette vs. Social Etiquette
  • Hospitality vs. Formality
  • The critical components and research behind First Impressions  
  • Professional Dress
  • Silverware Sign Language
  • Navigating table manners for both American and Continental Style Dining
  • American Table Manners than appear rude to people from other cultures
  • Advanced tips for a Successful Lunch Meeting
  • The ‘Conversation Sandwich’ and other conversation tips
  • Napkin placement and signals
  • Passing of food or condiments around the table
  • Food allergies, ‘what if I don’t like something?’, ‘grazing rights’, ‘seconds’, and ‘doggie bags’
  • When a Guest of Honor is present
  • Toasts; giving and receiving
  • The Hot Seat
  • What to do when you see another client across the room