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Professional Dining Etiquette to Seal the Deal over Dinner

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Professional Dining Etiquette to Seal the Deal over Dinner
Monday, April 29, 2013
5:00pm - 6:30pm
DTC 597


The workshop is for SF State graduate business students and limited to 35 seats. Students must RSVP to reserve their seat.

The Workshop

Business is often the focus of meal events. The meal interview is a common occurrence and knowing proper business manners can put your at ease and show others that you can navigate in the business world with grace.

Interview or not, people are judged on their manners and the business world thrives on building relationships.

Do you know how to take clients out to dinner? Are you able to demonstrate confidence in this multi-generational world that is the hierarchy of business?

The centerpiece of this workshop starts with the participants setting the table themselves. Yes, there is a lot of laughter but the effect is that you learn how to do it. Then, students can observe how to proceed with the silver set out in front of them.

Topics covered include:

  • wine glass and wine bottle etiquette
  • etiquette regarding napkins, business cards, food passing, meal conversation tips
  • topics to avoid in conversation
  • food ordering choices
  • paying the bill
  • acting as host; acting as guest
  • proper use of utensils
  • how to make a toast
  • how to leave a hosted event and how to follow up

While no food is provided at this workshop, students have the opportunity to practice with all the utensils, plates and glasses commonly used at more formal events.

This interactive workshop provides you with detailed handouts, while a PowerPoint presentation teaches you everything to know when the time comes to sit down at the most elegant of dinner situations. Think of this as the dress rehearsal!

This is one workshop you won’t want to miss.

Business etiquette workshops are facilitated by Gina Snyder, who has over 10 years of experience enhancing business etiquette skills of college students, MBA students, international students, and professionals.

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