RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Reaction Search International Executive Search Firm - Executive Search & Executive Recruiting Specialists    
RSI Executive Search Firm Locations RSI Search Solutions - Executive Search & Executive Recruiting Specialists. When A Need Arises...We React!
Executive Search & Executive Recruiting
Reaction Search International Homepage Company - About Our Executive Search Firm, Our Philosophy, Our Process, Executive Managment Team, Our Clientelle & ROI Solutions - RSI Executive Search Firm, Executive Recruiting Search Solutions. Executive Search & Sales Recruiting Specialists Employers - Start Your Executive Search Here. Getting Started is easy, Simply fill in the Job Search Order Request Form & Submit! Candidates - Start Here.  Step 1, Submit your Resume and Contact Information to RSI’s Candidate Database. We’ll begin your Job Search, once we have your information RSI Job Search Center - Search Jobs & Job listings, Register with our Executive Recruiters, Get Interview Tips & Help with your Resumse, Use our Relocation Resources & Working with RSI's Executive Recruiting Consultants RSI News Center - Executive Search Firm Newsletters, Executive Recruiting Trends & Executive Search / Sales Recruiting Case Studies Executive Search Firm Locations - Reaction Search International has Search Firm Locations all across North America, Europe & Asia Search RSI - Search Our Firms Website using Our Integrated Google Search Engine Sitemap - A Complete Directory of RSI's Executive Search Firm Website. Our Executive Recruiting Solutions are listed by Executive Search & Sales Recruiting Verticles Contact RSI - Executive Search Firm Contact Information. Please use the Employers & Candidates Areas to Begin a Job Order or Job Search.
navigation spacer
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
 

Executive Search Firm News - Sealing the Deal Over Lunch

Executive Search Firm News Center Features

The RSI Executive Search Firm Industry Articles Area helps keep you apprised of developments and News events in your Industry.

RSI Executive Search Firm News Featured Areas:
Company Newsletters | Case Studies
News Center Articles | Career Corner
Management Matters | Industry Articles

 
Employers - Get Started with RSI, Begin a Job Order today!
Employers Start your Search - Getting Started is easy, Simply fill in the Job Order Request Form & Submit!
Candidates - Register & Start your Career Search today!
Candidates Start Here - Step 1, Submit your Resume and Contact Information to RSI’s Candidate Database
Executive Search Firm Solutions  
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
Page header spacer image
RSI, Executive Search Firm page heading
Carbon Emissions Tightened - Executive Search Firm News Executive Search Firm News / Articles / Sealing the Deal Over Lunch
spacer image
Reaction Search International - Executive Search Firm | Search Solutions
Location: RSI Executive Search Firm Home / Executive Search Firm News / Industry Articles / Sealing the Deal Over Lunch
RSI Executive Search Firm News Center
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI News Center Home
Company Newsletters - RSI Current Events, News & Acalades
News Center Monthly Articles Series Home
Career Corner - A New Article series presented to help Candidates keep up on developments in their Industry and assist them in finding the perfect Career Opportunities.
Management Matters - A New Article series dealing with the issues that arise when managing personnel and how to optimize your current staff in a company.
Industry Articles - RSI Executive Search Firm Vertical Market News & Events
Case Studies - A RSI Search & Recruiting Placement History

RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting

Executive Search Firm News
RSI Executive Search Firm News spacer RSI News Center
 

The RSI Executive Search Firm News Center Area is designed as a resource for Employers and Candidates for the Executive Search Recruiting Industry. The RSI Executive Search Firm News Center contains Company Newsletters, Article Series Career Corner, Management Matters & Indutry Related Articles covering RSI's 18 Verticle Search Markets and RSI Client Case Studies.

 
 
RSI, Executive Search Firm
RSI, Executive Search Firm | News Center
Reaction Search International RSI Search Firm Industry Analysis
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting

Sealing the Deal Over Lunch

Sealing the Deal Over Lunch
November 1st, 2011

Business lunch etiquette techniques can make or break a business deal. This is so important in the business world now that many colleges and universities offer classes and seminars on business lunch etiquette. Tracey Turner, executive director of The Creative Group, states that “Dazzling a potential client, business partner or employer with your good manners and social graces can result in a job offer or lucrative contract. Alternatively, a lack of composure or proper table etiquette could mean a missed opportunity.” Turner also offers tips for executives to use during their next business lunch.

Enter gracefully and do not be late. Executives typically have a limited amount of time for lunch, so tardiness can be extra offensive. It is important to greet your lunch date with a firm, warm handshake-this is a critical time for first impressions. Once everyone is seated and your host has placed his or her napkin on their lap, immediately do the same. It is also imperative to know your way around the table. Familiarize yourself with standard table settings. Beverages, soup, spoon and knives will typically be on your right; forks and your bread plate will be on your left. The rule of thumb is generally, start from the outside and work you way in. if you are dining in an especially swanky establishment, take a moment to brush up on the proper use of additional accouterments, such as knives, finger bowls, etc.

It is important to order your meal with care. Ignore your craving for the barbecue pork sandwich or any other potentially messy dish. By sticking to easy-to-eat items, executives will save themselves the embarrassment of spilling and staining their clothes. It is also etiquette not to order the most expensive item on the menu if you are not paying. Follow the lead of the host when it comes to appetizers, desserts, and other extras. It is also best to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages, even if your host chooses to order one.

Do not start eating until your host has given you a cue to do so and try not to leave the table until the meal has concluded unless it is absolutely necessary. Give the host your undivided attention. If you must exit, leave your napkin folded on your chair. Make sure your cell phone is turned off before you are seated and never accept a telephone call or text message while at the table. If it is an emergency, then simply excuse yourself and take the call outside the restaurant. Being pleasant and courteous to the wait staff is important whenever you go out to eat and especially when you are in a business setting. Nothing is more humiliating than dining with someone who is rude to the wait staff. That does not mean you have to meekly eat the wrong dish if it is served to you, but you should be polite to everyone you encounter. Behaving in an inconsiderate or arrogant fashion will likely cause a business associate to question whether you will display the same attitude when working with him or her.

Take the time to chat with people at the table. Chemistry is key. Try not delving into business until you have placed your order. Instead, make conversation and try to get beyond the weather. Most people love to talk about themselves, so ask thoughtful questions that are not too personal in nature and actively listen to your dining companions’ responses. Remaining calm is also key. Despite all of your preparation, you may make a faux pas during a business lunch. A fork could slip out of your hand or a piece of food could get stuck in your throat. If something does not go according to plan, do not let it fluster you.

Exit with ease. Once your host has finished and placed his or her napkin on the table, you should do the same. Do not ask for a doggy bag because it may be frowned upon if you are a guest. Be sure to thank you host for the meal. Ultimately, the key to successful business lunch etiquette is be polite, friendly, and aware of your surroundings.


BACK TO TOP

Executive Search Firm News Articles
Executive Search Firm News Center

RSI, Executive Search Firm | News Center
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm News | Executive & Candidate
Resources for the Executive Search Recruiting Industry
RSI - Executive Search Firm News | Executive Search & Executive Recruiting Specialists
 
spacer image
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Search, Executive Recruiting Search Solutions
 
spacer image

Executive Search Specialists
RSI's Executive Search Process will find the best Candidate for your position.

Executive Recruiting Specialists
RSI's Executive Recruiting Experts bring Employers only the best Executive talent.

RSI Search Solutions »

 
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
spacer
Firm Locations
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Search, Executive Recruiting

RSI Executive Search Firm Locations - Providing Search Solutions across the United States and around the World

RSI Executive Search Firm Locations - Providing Search Solutions across the United States and around the World.

Search Firm Locations »
United States Search Firms »
International Search Firms »

 
 
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
   
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search & Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive SearchExecutive Recruiting
 
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search & Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Search Specialists Sales Search Specialists
Executive Search Firm, Executive Search, Executive Recruiting
Executive Recruiting Specialists Sales Recruiting Specialists
Executive Search Firm, Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
Executive Search Firm, Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting RSI Executive Search Firm Service Centers
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting RSI Associations
   
RSI Executive Search Firm Solution Centers | Executive Search, Executive Recruiting, Sales Recruiting  
Directory of Executive Recruiters


Reaction Search International is listed in the Directory of Executive Recruiters




RSI's Google Integrated Search
Search Reaction Search International via our Integrated Google Site Search
 
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
RSI - Executive Search Firm | Executive Recruiting, Executive Search, Sales Recruiting
Follow us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter Follow us on YouTube! RSI Executive Search Firm Blog