good etiquette practices are good for business
Good etiquette practices pave the way for respectful, courteous corporate environments and relationships. Business etiquette is practical and profitable. Circumstances will continually change but following basic rules and guidelines provides a framework for success.
If you think first impressions don't matter...think again.
"Studies show that first impressions are made within the first 17 seconds of meeting someone new. Fifty-five percent of that impression is based off of appearance, seven percent is based on the words used and 38 percent is based on tone of voice. This means that before we even get sufficient time to demonstrate our abilities, the first impression is already cast." (Business Magazine, Sept. 2014)
How employers are using the dining interview to Predict professional success...
“You learn so much in a meal,” said Carol Smith, the publisher of Harper’s Bazaar. “It’s like a little microcosm of life.”
The experience will reveal how the candidate treats others such as waitstaff, his/her ability to make small talk, present socially in front of co-workers and clients, dine with polish and poise as well as actions post meal...such as a follow-up thank you.