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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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Eureka!: The Other 8 Magic Ingredients with Long Shelf Lives

Don’t you hate when you open the refrigerator or kitchen cabinet to find only condiments, a piece of moldy cheese, and a half-consumed bag of chips? No longer is there a reason to go hungry at home, simply because you’re … 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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Seizing The Spotlight: 6 Tips for Speaking on a Panel

If you had told me five years ago that one day I would be asked to speak about business on a panel, I would’ve assumed you had the wrong Deborah. Today, I find myself not only doing so periodically, but … Continue reading

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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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