Category Archives for "Dining"

Mar 31

The Fine and Fun Art of Business Dining

By Joanne Blake | Dining , Etiquette & Manners

young professionals demonstrate the fun art of business dining.

There is an art of business dining, but it can be fun

The business lunch seems scary when you’re beginning a career. But the younger you start polishing your table manners, the more you can relax and really enjoy business dining.

Young accountants are leading the way

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta has an advice packed magazine that addresses career related topics and issues for university, college and high school students. Terry just had a dining etiquette article published in the spring issue of Capitalize Magazine. Click here to read CPA Capitalize magazines.

Business dining is an integral part of the business world.

The business lunch is a great way to build relationships and achieve success. But it can be a little daunting. Terry has provided some tips to help make you comfortable when dining out and make a great impression at the table.

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Jun 28

How to Look Smooth When Dining Out

By Joanne Blake | Dining , Dress & Image , Etiquette & Manners

Tips how to hold your silverware
without looking awkward

Brought up in a barn?

Ever heard someone say “Were you born in a barn?” While it’s safe to say that very few of us were barn babies, that doesn’t mean that we were brought up with good table manners. Or you know how to hold your silverware.

Handsome is, as handsome does

Nowadays the majority of people don’t know all the dining etiquette rules (and even fewer know the rules of business dining). Most people will not notice when you make a table manners faux pas.
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Feb 12

Is Connectivity Killing Conversation?

By Joanne Blake | Dining , Etiquette & Manners , Networking

Parents Beware: Technology is Impairing Social Skills

This past month I have been to a few conference dinners Family at table all with deviceswhere I have been seated with many young professionals – most of them under 30. Conversation is often fragmented because of interrupting each other by sharing neat stuff on their phones, snapping pictures of the food, entertainment and taking selfies.

An alarming trend

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