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Title: DINING ETIQUETTE is GOOD BUSINESS


1
DINING ETIQUETTEis GOOD BUSINESS
  • (And it can be fun if you know what youre doing)!

2
Dining Etiquette
  • Where to sit
  • Posture Perfect
  • Where do those hands, elbows and feet go?
  • What do you do with the extras?
  • Purses, backpacks
  • Cell phones, pagers
  • The tableyikes!
  • Napkins
  • Silverware everywhere
  • Which glass is mine?
  • Stemware (glasses, glasses and more glasses)
  • Plates, plates and more plates
  • When do we eat?

3
Dining Etiquette
4
Dining Etiquette
  • FIRST COURSE
  • Soup
  • Posture is important
  • Its tooooo hot!
  • Spoon use and resting place
  • Slurping from the bowloh no!
  • Seasoning to your preference

5
Dining Etiquette
  • SECOND COURSE.American Style
  • Salad
  • - Pass the dressing please
  • - Which fork and knife???
  • - Hidden disasters (the cherry tomato and
    crispy croutons)
  • - Pat of butter on the plate
  • - Bread by the biteone piece at a time

6
Dining Etiquette
  • MAIN COURSE.Finally to the meat of the topic!
  • Slicing and dicing, 2-3 bites at a time
  • Hard to eat foodsPasta, peas and other fun
    stuff!
  • Dinner conversation.your two minute commercial
  • Universal signal for when you are done

7
Dining Etiquette
  • FORK OR FINGER FOODS????????
  • Asparagus
  • Fork if sauce is poured over asparagus, fingers
    if offered with dipping sauce
  • Bacon
  • Fingers if crispy
  • French Fries
  • Fingers
  • Strawberries (Whole and dipped in chocolate
    please)!
  • Fingers

8
Dining Etiquette
  • FORK OR FINGER FOODS CONT???????
  • Tacos, Burritos, Tortillas
  • Fingers
  • Enchiladas
  • Fork
  • Muffins/Pastries
  • Fingers (tear off bite size pieces)
  • Pizza
  • Fingers (once cooled)

9
Dining Etiquette
  • FORK OR FINGER FOOD CONT?????
  • Fried Chicken (with bone)
  • Fingers
  • Buffalo/Chicken Wings
  • Fingers
  • Ribs
  • Fingers with bones, fork of unboned
  • Artichoke
  • Fingers (The heart should be cut with a knife
    and pieces eaten with a fork)

10
Dining Etiquette
  • HARD TO EAT FOODS
  • (What you dont want to order if you are trying
    to impress someone)!
  • French Onion Soup
  • Fish with bones
  • Ribs (of any kind)
  • Fried Chicken
  • Lobster in the shell
  • Crab in the shell
  • Shrimp in the shell
  • Extra large juicy burgers
  • Pasta such as linguini, fettuccini or spaghetti
  • Artichokes
  • Buffalo / Chicken wings
  • Pizza
  • Corn on the cob

11
Dining Etiquette
  • DESSERT AT LAST!!!
  • Dont forget that last crumb
  • Coffee and Tea please
  • Universal coffee cup message
  • Dropping utensils

12
Dining Etiquette
  • Event Invitations
  • RSVP (Respond if you please).
  • Only the people named on the invitation envelope
    are invited to attend the event
  • Note the dress recommendation
  • Respond to the person noted on the invitation by
    the deadline given on the invitation

13
Dining Etiquette
  • DINING TABOOS - 13 ways to make the wrong
    impression
  • Slouching
  • Complaining
  • Arguing over the bill
  • Smacking and crunching
  • Improper chewing
  • Reaching
  • Sopping and plate pushing
  • Showing Off
  • Overindulging
  • Talking over others
  • Grooming
  • Picking your teeth
  • Cell phones and pagers ringing

14
Dining Etiquette
  • Now youre the host!
  • Pick a restaurant you have eaten at before and
    found pleasing
  • Pick a restaurant with a wide variety of choices
  • Call or email the person the day before the lunch
    to remind them of the luncheon
  • Wait at least fifteen minutes after your
    designated meeting time before you call to find
    out where they are
  • Give your guest the good seat with the best view
  • Let you guest know about good items on the menu
    (helpful suggestions for ordering)
  • Pay by credit card to make it easy and get the
    receipt you need
  • Do not order alcohol during any lunch meeting
  • Talk about business only after you have given
    your orders to the wait staff and after you have
    had sufficient small talk

15
Business Etiquette
  • Dress/Appearance
  • Error on the side of conservative
  • No wrinkled clothing, unshaven, etc.
  • Impeccable grooming
  • Nametags-right or left?

16
Business Etiquette
  • Meetings/Client Relations
  • Arrive 10-15 minutes early
  • Be courteous to others
  • Avoid interruptions
  • Keep notes on people (outlook contacts, etc)
  • Pass along credit, where credit is due
  • Be thoughtful (send cards, flowers, etc.)

17
Business Etiquette
  • As the Meeting Planner
  • Be considerate of everyones time and plan well
  • Communicate beforehand objective, duration and
    agenda
  • Following the meeting, provide minutes with
    action items
  • Acknowledge those who contributed
  • Action items for those not in attendance

18
Business Etiquette
  • The Phone
  • Always return calls in a timely fashion
  • If out, have message state when they can expect
    a call back
  • If you get the secretary-state nature of your
    call
  • Receiving call Identify self and department
  • Answer with enthusiasm!
  • Make sure your voice mail is working properly

19
Business Etiquette
  • E-mail
  • Make subject line specific
  • Dont forward messages with pages of memo
  • When replying to a questioncopy the question
    into your response and answer, not just a yes
  • Address and sign your emails
  • NO CAPSTOO INTENSE AND LAZY!

20
Business Etiquette
  • Guests/New Employees/Consultants
  • Make sure they have the resources and information
    available to them
  • Give them the same type of workspace
  • Appoint a buddy to them

21
Business Etiquette
  • Social Settings/Parties
  • Arrive at stated time or up to 30 minutes late
  • Carry business cards
  • Greet with a firm handshake
  • Talk and visit with people
  • If you forget a name Introduce the person you
    know first, or just admit your mind block ?
  • Thank the host or hostess

22
Congratulations!
  • Now youre ready to enter the world of work with
    a competitive edge!
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