Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Eti - Q Test Ques 1 Professional and Graduate University Etiquette Business Dining and Business Dining 101 Things to Learn and Do Link Manners to Etiquette Outclass the Competition

Why the test? Why, to combat lack of information, orientation, education, sophistication, dummy down marketing, cultural exclusion, and to link manners to etiquette and outclass the competition. Where they eat: Camps, Cafeterias, Coffee Shops, and Dining Facilities with Buffet and Cafeteria Style Dining Service, and in Fast Food restaurants. How they drink: from a paper fiber and the industry standard liner (low-density polyethylene plasticglass; (a cup has a handle), with a lid under a roof, held near the top: essentially from a Sippy cup (without a handle,) from a cup without using the handle, from a glass with a straw-indoors, from a bottle, without a straw, and with their elbow out. What they currently eat: burritos, sandwiches, tacos, and pre-cut food - from a box, a container, out of a bag or a wrapper, with their hands. How they eat:  with a lack of consideration or knowledge of any specific style, and with great ignorance of how to use a fork and knife, or how maintain a cover: a place setting for one in symmetry.  Dining is a dance, to look polished doing it, you have to learn the steps and then practice. What they say, "Everyone eats this way."  Ok then, link manners to etiquette, and outclass the competition. Why, because the more you climb the corporate ladder the more dining protocols matter. There comes a time to transcend coffee shop habits and dining hall ways, and to display business table manners: rules of etiquette for business dining. They way you drink and eat reflects on you and your company. Business dining is a ritual at which more than eating is done. Look polished. Outclass the competition. On the way to the top there are stations and lines at which to stop.  

Pre-Steps  You have responded to a request to RSVP and have accepted “with pleasure the kind” invitation, and have identified any meal restrictions. You have agreed to the dress request. Yes, dress as your host expects. Dress in season. Learn business dress suit etiquette, business personal grooming, and business etiquette to know. Meet conduct expectations.

Plan your transportation.  Get directions. Know the name of the venue location and time of the meeting. Engine search the location and map directions. Get a trip planner application for bus______ and car _____. Get a hire car application_______. Get a parking application______.    Learn the most favorable driving directions and parking instructions for each place to which you will invite someone. See if each parking pass can be validated by the venue.  The discount for the special of the day can be overshadowed by the cost of parking or the valet. Know the cost differential in parking, validation, and valet service.    

The Valet: the person who will park your car. Someone asked me about parking to which I replied, “Get a Valet key, and let a valet park your car.  It is OK, really.”  If you let this happen, place what you want to keep in the glove compartment or in the trunk. Avoid tempting an angel. Tip this person one dollar-five dollars and the posted rate on the way out. This person can expect that you have already mastered the art of palming. When a valet is not present, learn if the venue will validate the parking pass.

Review the on-line menu.  Decide what choice in the mid-price point you want to order.  Follow the rule for eating in company, "(eat something) after you leave home.” Get coupons. Now back to stations.

Dining Stations and Lines, know that there are eight stations and lines for each dining event. Every phase of each event must be done by going through one. Only what is in each station, and who has to go through each line can change. This way please.  

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