Etiquette It’s more than figuring out which fork to use!
Dining at Meetings/Interviews <ul><li>How do I know what to order? </li></ul><ul><li>Cocktails anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Place Setting Generally work from the left
What do I do with all this stuff? <ul><li>Once used, utensils should not touch the table </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cut your ...
Receptions/Networking Events <ul><li>There’s a buffet! </li></ul><ul><li>Wait there’s an open bar! </li></ul><ul><li>You m...
Receptions/Networking Events <ul><li>Keep these in mind: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you there?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Introductions <ul><li>Make them —don’t wait to be introduced! </li></ul><ul><li>Use your pitch or a variation of it </li><...
Resources <ul><li>Power Etiquette: What you don’t know can  kill your career, Casperson, D. M. </li></ul><ul><li>1999 AMAC...
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  1. 1. Etiquette It’s more than figuring out which fork to use!
  2. 2. Dining at Meetings/Interviews <ul><li>How do I know what to order? </li></ul><ul><li>Cocktails anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>Which utensils do I use? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m starving, when can I start? </li></ul><ul><li>What’s this in my mouth? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Place Setting Generally work from the left
  4. 4. What do I do with all this stuff? <ul><li>Once used, utensils should not touch the table </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t cut your meat like it’s still alive </li></ul><ul><li>Napkins are for blotting, not wiping or blowing </li></ul><ul><li>The table is for dining items, not the rest of your stuff </li></ul>
  5. 5. Receptions/Networking Events <ul><li>There’s a buffet! </li></ul><ul><li>Wait there’s an open bar! </li></ul><ul><li>You mean I’ve got to talk to people, too? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Receptions/Networking Events <ul><li>Keep these in mind: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are you there? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your priority? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the booze worth the risk of blowing your opportunity? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Introductions <ul><li>Make them —don’t wait to be introduced! </li></ul><ul><li>Use your pitch or a variation of it </li></ul><ul><li>If you have a nametag, wear it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The appropriate placement is on the right </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce “up” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, if you’re talking to a peer and a potential employer walks up to you, mention the employer’s name first </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Power Etiquette: What you don’t know can kill your career, Casperson, D. M. </li></ul><ul><li>1999 AMACOM, New York, NY </li></ul><ul><li>ISBN: 0-8144-7998-7 </li></ul><ul><li>The College of Business, University of Missouri-Columbia , Dress & Etiquette, http://business.missouri.edu/255/default.aspx </li></ul>
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