February 16, 2015

Business Dining Etiquette in the US with Clients

Going out to eat with clients can be a daunting experience. First, we worry about small talk. Then, we wonder, which fork or spoon should I use? How does a place setting work?  

Well, don't worry! The video below is a small introduction to some of what you may encounter in a restaurant setting when meeting Americans for lunch or dinner. Keep in mind that while the video below may be tailored more for fresh (new) graduates looking for a job, the etiquette tips provided can be helpful to anyone getting ready to go to the US looking to learn a few tips on Western table manners. 

Watch the video here.

Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences below in the comments section.

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