Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Pre-dinner Toast Professional College and University Etiquette Business Dining 101

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At a banquet, Military Dining-out or Dining-in, and at other official functions each person can be asked to stand behind his or her chair for a toast or some other pre-dinner ceremony.
1.People at the table may be asked to charge or to fill their glass.
Note: Some get the toast out of the way at the beginning so that the photographers can go home.
2. When clicking glasses, to honor someone, the junior person is to click a glass rim lower than that of a senior person. To each toast there can be just a mock clicking to the air.
3. After a toast, each man is to pull out the chair for the woman to his right, see that she is seated, and help her set her chair in place. This man is then to pull out his chair and take his seat; sit to avoid from showing a gap between the top of the socks and the bottom of the trousers; avoid playing footsie, and keep his feet on the floor.
Sample Toasts
A host is to have a repertoire of classic toasts, just in case eloquence eludes him. Avoid offering a toast or participating in one during the playing of any national anthem.
The first toast can be (to someone who is not here) “To the President” Then
1. To Health and Wealth
“May you live long as you want. And have all that you want as long as you live.”
2. To Happiness or well being
“May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels, protect you, and Heaven accept you (let you in.)”
3. To Friendship
There are good ships, and wood ships, that sail in every sea. But the best ships are friendships. This you have taught to me.”

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