Woman at business lunch.

At a business lunch, the focus should be on the client—not on a trail of ‘special sauce’ that escapes down the front of your shirt from an oversized burger. Two words: embarrassing, unprofessional. The best practice is to avoid ordering anything that would fall into the category of messy, awkward, hard-to-eat, or unpredictable. The benefit:… Read More


Having good table manners and business dining etiquette with colleagues and co-workers is essential for today’s professional. This American Express Open Forum article provides tips from me along with others about how to ensure you project a professional image at a business dinner. From extending the invitation to who picks up the tab to being… Read More