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