True or False Many people prefer to discuss business while having a cocktail before lunch. False! Alcohol can slow one’s productivity, as well as create a feeling that an afternoon nap is needed to help one get through the day. Some companies frown on employees having an alcoholic beverage at lunch.
True or False? People want to do business with those who take their business seriously but who take themselves less seriously. True! Humor is a powerful business tool. It creates bonds, relieves stress, lowers blood pressure and lets everyone know how human you are. To be quick on your feet, down to earth enough [...]
"Regrets" need not be attended to with the same speed as acceptances. False! Regrets are always given the same consideration as a positive response. Your promptness allows the host to invite others.
How much time do I have to send a thank-you note? Try to mail your thank-you note within three days or at least the first week of having received the gift or participating in an event where a thank you note is necessary. If you have a very large wedding, then your time frame for [...]
It is perfectly acceptable to discuss your diet or food restrictions at a business lunch. False. The focus of client entertaining is to get to know as much about the individual as possible. Discussing your diet or food restrictions is boring to someone else. Your time together can be better spent by finding out business [...]
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A button-down collar is always appropriate for after 5:00 pm meetings. This is FALSE. Button downs are OKAY, but they are considered more casual. A spread collar is better for evening.
Etiquette Tip: What is wrong with the place setting in this picture? In America, at a correct table setting, every fork from left to right is married to a knife. The two utensils are picked up together as you begin a course. This setting is missing a knife! Also, silverware never rests on the [...]
What kind of clothing tricks can be employed to make a short frame appear taller, so you don't seem so little next to your colleagues? To appear taller, hem, hose, and heels should be the same color family. For example, a black dress with black hosiery and [...]