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Let’s Do Brew: Troubleshooting The Strategic Coffee Meeting

Sometimes, “Let’s Do Lunch” isn’t entirely the right “Do”. Honestly, not every small business meeting needs to involve the expense of a 3-course prix fixe, two glasses of Sancerre and a 20% tip, not to mention the 60 to 90-minute … Continue reading

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Table Mates: The Dos and Don’ts of Interacting With Your Waiter

A successful business meal can be equated to a delicate dance being performed exquisitely. The three dancers are the meal host, the guests(s), and the server(s). The dance is their seasoned, polite and attentive interactions that allow the meal to … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong at the Business Meal, Part Three: Mistaken Orders

At this point, it may have become my most resonant motto: When dining out for business, the occasion is not about the meal….it’s about the business. However, it’s pretty hard to ignore the “meal” part of the equation. This is … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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