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Etiquette tips for business lunches

Posted on 25 June '14 by , under Business.

Having lunch with a potential client, investor or employee can be a great way to make a good impression while taking care of business matters at the same time. However, there are a lot of etiquette considerations, some of them extremely subtle, that you should be aware of. Here are some tips for conducting yourself at a business lunch:

-When extending the invitation you should always offer your guest a couple of different options for time and location

-Arrive a little early to make sure that your table isn’t in an overly crowded or busy area; this can inhibit productive conversations

-Always allow your guest to order first so that your choices don’t impede their decision

-Either organise payment prior to the lunch or be quick and confident in laying down your card

-Refrain from checking your phone throughout the meal