The Business of Meeting Over Meals



A great product and service are not always enough to guarantee a sale. There are plenty of competitors offering similar products so what will make a client choose your company over

another? Going above and beyond the expected standard and offering exceptional service will encourage clients to return for further discussions.  

Plan a business meal with as much attention to detail as a board meeting. Poor command of a dining situation and bad manners can hamper a seal-the-deal-at-the-table opportunity. Knowing when to discuss business, how to wrap up a meeting and continue to stay connected are ways to impress. 




  • Hosting a Meal as Businesses Open Up 

  • Extending and Responding to Invitations 

  • Protocols of Table Service vs Buffet Dining  

  • Dining with Class & Finesse 

  • Making Wise Choices & Helpful Recommendations

  • American, Continental & Multi-Cultural  Dining Styles

  • Understanding your Place Setting 

  • Correct Use of Flatware

  • Table Etiquette, Seating Protocols & Place Cards

  • Discussing Business

  • Concluding the Meeting 

  • Meaningful Follow-Ups

Business lunches are productive ways to establish successful relationships and forge long term friendships.

Renewed knowledge of "how to be formal" is a very useful skill when entertaining. There are dining protocols to be followed and faux pas to be avoided. Understanding your place setting, flatware, table etiquette and seating protocols will give you the confidence to host successful business events and a working knowledge of the five main dining styles will put you at ease when dining with international clients.         

               "If you want to get a point across, entertain."  George Bernard Shaw 1856 - 1950


Manners Matter LLC - Greater New York City Area

Theresa Salameno, Founder & Managing Director

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