True or False? If you are lunching with two clients, position yourself between them. Explanation False. Never! When you are positioned between two people they can easily make facial gestures and body-language motions that don't allow you to maintain a power position. #southernacademyofetiquette #makethebestfirstimpression #business #dining #corporate #maintainyourpower #etiquette #eyecontact #closethedeal #dallas #frisco #plano #dfw
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We had the pleasure of working with some awesome students at the University of Arkansas. The workshop took place at Itta Bena in downtown Memphis. Students learned the essential skills of dining in business and social settings. This was simply a great experience! These students will be ready to meet with any CEO and business [...]
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 [...]
Business Etiquette Tip: Touching others in a friendly manner on the arm or shoulder indicates your desire to show genuine warmth and friendship.False! ALWAYS keep your hands to yourself. Don't be a "toucher" no matter how friendly and innocent your gesture might be. So many people are offended if you break into their personal [...]
Professional Dress for Men: What shoes should I purchase for executive business casual? Your shoes give out so much information about you. With an expensive sport coat, suit or business casual, don't buy cheap shoes. A good rule of thumb is dress shoes tie and casual shoes usually slip-on.