Category Archives: Business Development

Networking, Step One: The Meet

“Network! You’ve gotta network!”….It’s what every young executive is told; heck, it’s what everyone looking for a job is told. After all, depending on which study or article you read, between 60 & 90% of the people being hired are … Continue reading

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Did You Know That Business Networking Is Like Growing Grapes?

Networking. It’s not just a profound concept, but it’s a dynamic word. In its root form “network”, it’s first a noun: “My network has grown in size by 50% this year.” “Networking” demonstrates its verb usage: “I plan to spend … Continue reading

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Big Business Blunders: The Importance of Follow-Up When You’re On The Sell-Side

Here’s something funny: My clients are always amazed that when I schedule a 9am phone call with them, their phone rings precisely at 9am. Why is this funny? Because it doesn’t happen to them more often. Isn’t the number one … Continue reading

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Be Seated: The Importance of a Seating Chart to a Successful Business Meal

So many logistical and communicative factors combine and intersect to create flow and balance during the business meal conversation that, without a seating chart in mind, the host and all her guests will find themselves at a disadvantage. Want to take FULL advantage of the next meal you host? Continue reading

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With Power Comes Responsibility: Rules For Hosting A Business Meal With Momentum

It breaks my heart when I see great opportunities lost. Hosting a business meal can present a powerful opportunity, provided the occasion is managed and designed to spotlight its own benefits. When their role is played expertly, a host conveys … Continue reading

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Start The Year Off Right: Memorize The Business Dining Dirty Dozen

In wrapping up a professionally eventful 2014, I thought I’d take a look at the 12 most important business dining missteps that I’ve covered over the years. This review can be a lesson for all of us, since often, while … Continue reading

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The Anchin Effect: An Evening of Wine & Food Education Opens Minds

When everyone in the room is on the same page, you can just sense it. A prime example was last Wednesday evening’s gathering of 20 ladies at Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP for a little education, a little business networking, … Continue reading

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Executive Presence: Putting the U in Punctuality

Punctuality, Period. It sounds so second-nature and unessential to dwell upon, yet being on time speaks volumes about a person— good volumes. Time management skills and preparedness will pay off big time in this dominion, and your punctuality will give … Continue reading

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Modern Hosting Realities: The Wine Service

Traditional etiquette says that when at a meal table, the server will maintain your wine service. In high-end restaurants, this is true, for the most part. But at less formal restaurants, waiting for the waiter to fill your glass may … Continue reading

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Prix Fixe Business Lunches NYC: An Insider’s Guide to Choosing Your Destination

What does your first job interview after college have in common with your retirement dinner? Aside from bookending your career, these two events will likely involve dining out. Business meals are a “necessary evil” of business life, and NYC professionals … Continue reading

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