Business dining etiquette advice to avoid desktop dining faux pas
In an ideal world, none of us would have to eat at our desk. We would not be stressed and could enjoy a fabulous restaurant on our 2 hour lunch break like French workers. But this is the real world where we’re always working under deadlines and our desk becomes our table d’hote.
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.
BUT one thing almost everybody knows is what awkward looks like.
Parents Beware: Technology is Impairing Social Skills
This past month I have been to a few conference dinners where 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
What to wear, what to say and what not to do.
It’s that time of year again
This is the time of year when many of us receive invitations to office Christmas, holiday parties and client appreciation events. Sounds like fun… but not for all of us. Many of us stress about what to wear, what to say, and how to behave.
Who needs polite, outgoing children with good table manners?
With tongue firmly in cheek, here are seven reasons to stop you from teaching your children proper etiquette and good social skills.
Reason 1: They’ll be too smart and do well in school
Who wants smart kids? The scientific journal, Child Development, released an analysis of 33 studies, that found that teaching kids social and emotional skills leads to an average 11 percentile point gain in their academic performance.