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.
Office party mistakes are a hot topic at this time of year. So I have put together my 7 biggest office party mistakes and some tips to avoid them. Click below to listen to recent Christmas Party Etiquette Tips interview on 770 CHQR Radio (Calgary)
Office Party Mistakes #1 – No Show?
The biggest mistake is not attending the party– Go Go Go.
Skipping the party may suggest that you’re not invested in the organization or that you’re not a team player. Even if you’re a confirmed party-pooper or shy, at least
Negative Automatic Thoughts (NATs) are often more prominent than positive thoughts and can make us feel inferior and hold us back. I sometimes suffer negative thoughts, but I want to share a book and tips that helped me.
I read an inspiring article, How a Simple Thank You Can Make a Difference in The Globe and Mail written by Sharon Kofed and it made me smile. Sharon teaches business English to international students. Because of the profound impact of personal notes she’s sent, she decided to incorporate the art of writing thank you notes into her class.
Delta Airlines turns a problem into an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships
In his book The Virgin Way, Everything I Know About Leadership, Richard Branson talks about the importance of turning a negative into a positive customer service experience.
“When a problem is handled quickly and effectively it will create more long-term customer loyalty than if the original service was delivered in a satisfactory manner.”
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.