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When Things Go Wrong at the Business Meal, Part Two: Hidden Opportunities

Even when all goes smoothly at the business meal, and all the pieces fall into place…never discount the potential for the classic “uncomfortable situation” to suddenly arise. A favorite of mine is the ever-popular “spinach-stuck-in-the-teeth situation”. Who hasn’t been a … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong at the Business Meal, Part One: Tabletop Navigation

Business meals are ideal venues to build rapport, develop business and maintain your network. At Goldie’s Table Matters we work to educate business professionals through workshops in Strategic Dining℠, ensuring they maximize the opportunities presented at the restaurant table. Only … Continue reading

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Chiming In: Your Guide to Conference Call Etiquette

Who would’ve thought that two decades into the digital age we would rely on conference calls more than ever to do business? Turns out, the convenience and succinctness of email just can’t replace the pacing and participatory nature of the … Continue reading

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Communication Breakdown: The Hidden Ambiguities in Your Email Messages

Thank goodness for email! In the corporate world, email functions most notably to document our correspondence, and to simplify our business dealings. It eliminates the commitment of the time-devouring phone call, particularly when all we seek is the short answer … 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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A Failed Business Opportunity

Recently I arranged a lunch for two people who I knew and thought that there were great opportunities for them to work together. The first few minutes of the lunch went really well – my two guests were laughing and … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Closet Introvert.

A warmly welcomed series of workshops Goldie’s Table Matters offers is in networking skills: growing, nurturing and maintaining a professional network. While it IS true that a strong network is a key to business success, the introvert that I am … Continue reading

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A Tipping Question In My ‘In Box’

I love it when people send me an email containing a dining question. Here’s one that was received this morning. Hello Goldie; Is it customary to tip the same percentage for the dinner and the wine? Several of my friends … Continue reading

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Landing The Plane – A Restaurant Tip for Hosts

Restaurants have different protocols, but many high end eateries will not bring the check to the table until it is specifically requested. More than one host of a business meal has looked awkward at the end of a meal- uncertain … Continue reading

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Hosting a Meal: Play the Role of Director ‘til the Bitter End

In the past I have compared Strategic Dining℠ to a game of basketball. Today, I’d like to offer the concept of host as herder. At the end of a business meal, or any meal for that matter, goodbyes can be … Continue reading

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