I am a Protocol Officer and Business Etiquette Consultant in Washington, DC. Through my company, National Protocol, I have trained Fortune 500 executives, and government officials. International organizations, large law firms and universities have also used my services. What I have learned from these experiences is worth mentioning to those of you who will be entering the work force in the 21st century. The employee who knows how to dine graciously over a business meal, interact with associates in a respectful way and can honor cultural differences when entertaining clients from other parts of the world are most likely to succeed. Employers are looking for these skills when they hire.
Entertaining over a business meal is an integral part of doing business today whether you are conducting business abroad or entertaining international clients at home. Your table manners, dining skills and ability to communicate with others at the table must be in peak working order. Why not join me on March 19th for the Professional Etiquette Dinner to learn these valuable secrets to succeed at the table? Only a few seats are remaining so hurry over to The Career Center to register!
TEST YOUR DINING ETIQUETTE APTITUDE:
I. The appropriate time to discuss business at the table is:
a. During cocktails
b. During dessert course
c. During the entrée’ course
II. When using chopsticks, one should never:
a. Use the wide end of the chopsticks
b. Point at others with the chopsticks
c. Join them together to scoop food into your mouth
III. When you complete your meal, place your utensils
a. At the top of your plate.
b. In the 10 to 4 position on your plate.
c. In a V formation on your plate.
IV. Which of the following statements is true?
a. You may break crackers into your soup.
b. You may move the bread plate closer when eating your bread.
c. The BMW is the vehicle to fine dining.
COME AND JOIN US ON THE 19TH WHERE YOU WILL LEARN THE ANSWERS TO THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS!
Note: We will also post the answers in our follow up blog after the event so stay tuned...
|Michele Pollard Patrick, Founder and President, National Protocol