There are lots of things you can do to build rapport with potential customers, but I'd say the most important is to smile.
Time management is such a crucial part of our work day and it can really get messed up when that spanner gets thrown in (ie a meeting early bird).
Think of pet peeves like dangerous obstacles on the side of a highway. Don't let them knock your business off course.
The manner in which you break your bread will give away your level of etiquette and it’s the first sign of confidence when dining.
Soup (and the way you break your bread) is a surefire way to display your etiquette aptitude. So take heed of this advice.
Business etiquette is an awareness and with any awareness it’s important to look inward, at ourselves and who we are, our personal traits and our brand.
Traditionally the rule is: whoever asks for the meeting pays for the meeting. However, it’s never a good idea to rely on traditions because sometimes other people don’t follow the rules.
I will spare you the clichés we often hear about first impressions, but did you know you only have seven seconds to make that good first impression?
Overcoming shyness can be a lifetime journey, so try to turn your nervous energy into a positive power surge as you walk through the door.
Keeping your thoughts off your painful feet means that you can concentrate on being your charming, wonderful self.
There is nothing worse than speaking with someone and trying to engage them in conversation while they have one eye on you and one eye on the hors d'oeuvres.
There are a few different theories out there on this (well only really two theories as there are only two options) but I feel the answer is pretty simple.
Shine and polish your shoes and it will not only lengthen the life of the shoe but also your business relationships.
Pretend you are like a location scout on a film, and try restaurants, nicer restaurants, pubs, nicer pubs, bars, nicer bars, cafes and nicer cafes in your area.
I heard a saying once that said, “Food comes out of your mouth the way it goes in.”
There are many tricks for remembering names. Someone’s name is the most important thing to them.
Back in the day there was one lettuce leaf, namely iceberg. Now we have all types of leaves that are almost impossible to eat elegantly.
Etiquette can sometimes be seen by the younger generation as old-fashioned or out of date but the older generation, the people you are trying to impress, do not feel this way.
I can answer this really quickly: if you can’t walk in heels, don’t wear heels.
Do a little research. Indian food can be hot, so just like alcohol know your limits.