An “aha” moment this morning when reading
the column by Anne Fisher, “Lunch-time
blunders.” Several reminders of proper
etiquette at business lunches are obvious,
but the stand-out ones for me are:
Come prepared with well-informed small
Have a few casual, non-business topics in
Learn to ask interesting questions
Develop a common ground
Know your companion’s business.
Prep yourself on business news (not rumors)
and current trends in the industry. Take
20 minutes or so to do a Google search
before you leave for lunch.
Simple etiqutte goes a long way:
take small bites, so that you can quickly
swallow if somebody asks you a question.