National Business Etiquette Week is June 2-8, 2019. It’s a week to recognize the need for proper business etiquette to compete successfully in the growing global marketplace. Every employee, no matter what position they hold, is an “ambassador” for their company or organization. In every business setting, employees are being observed and making an impression… Read More


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


Napkin etiquette at a business meal is an often overlooked aspect of good table manners. Many people don’t think to hone this simple skill because it doesn’t come to mind until you are in the moment. From the initial seating to final table departure, it is essential to know what to do with your napkin… 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