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Being confident and comfortable at a dinner business meeting can help you come out on top! This presentation will give you a basic overview of dining etiquette as well as explain the difference ...

Being confident and comfortable at a dinner business meeting can help you come out on top! This presentation will give you a basic overview of dining etiquette as well as explain the difference between dining and eating, how to order wine, and cell phone etiquette at the dinner table.

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    • The World was My Oyster Until I Ate It! Nancy Bernard, M.Ed. Holly Holman, M.Ed. Auburn University Career Development Services
    • Agenda
      • Pre-Dining Etiquette
      • Arrival
      • Beverages
      • Appetizers
      • Soup/Salad
      • Main Course
      • Dessert
      My Oyster
    • 3 Rules to Remember
      • Work Dinner = Social Occasion + Agenda
        • Eating is not the main goal
      • Be Discreet
      • Follow the Host’s Lead
      My Oyster
    • Pre-Dining Etiquette
      • Respond to Invitations
        • RSVP
        • Regrets Only
      • Arrive on-time
      • If you are the host:
        • Make reservations ahead of time
        • Let server know before guests arrive how
        • bill will be handled
      My Oyster
    • Arrival
      • Seating
        • Enter from the Right of the Chair
        • Posture
      • No Personal Items on Table
      • Greetings and Handshakes
      • Napkin
      • Do Not Rearrange Table Setting
      • Wait for Host to Pick Up Menu
      • Close Menu Once You Selected
      My Oyster
    • Place Setting My Oyster
    • Beverages
      • Drinks
        • Banquet
        • Restaurant
      • Lemon
      • Wine
        • Red Wine
        • White Wine
      My Oyster
    • Passing
      • Which Way Do I Go?
      • Salt and Pepper
      My Oyster
    • Bread and Butter
      • Throw Me a Roll!
      • A Bit of Butter
      • Break the Bread
      • Bread Plate
      My Oyster
    • Appetizers
      • Appetizer Plate
      • Put a Small Amount on Your Plate
      • Do Not Use a Dirty Utensil
      • Do Not Double Dip
      • Chips – Beware of the Crunch
      My Oyster
    • Salad
      • Dressing
      • What if you do not like something in your salad?
      My Oyster
    • Soup
      • What If It is Too Hot?
      • Make A Circle Away from You
      • Side of the Spoon
      • Resting
        • Serving Plate vs. Cup/Bowl
      • Bread is not a Mop
      • Tilt Away
      My Oyster
    • Tips
      • When to Start Eating
      • Elbows
      • Food on Table
      • Drop Food/Utensil on Floor
      • Attention Getting
      • Cell Phones
      • “ I am Finished” Signal
      • Dirty Utensils
      My Oyster
    • Main Meal
      • Taste Before Seasoning
      • A Small Bite
        • Conversation
        • One Bite at a Time
      • Cutting Meat
      • Side Dishes
      • Sharing Food
      My Oyster
    • More Tips
      • Excusing Self from Table
        • Napkin
      • Chewing Food
      • Resting
      • Personal Hygiene
      • Coughing/Squeezing
      • Do Not Push Plate Out of Way or Stack Dishes
      My Oyster
    • Dessert, Coffee & After Dinner Drinks
      • Dessert
        • Liquid vs. Solid
      • Coffee Anyone?
      • After Dinner Drink
      My Oyster
    • Ending the Meal The Silent Signal
    • Questions??? Nancy Bernard, nmb@auburn.edu Holly Holman, holly@auburn.edu
    • References
      • Cap & Compass, LLC. (2004). Life After School. Explained. USA: Quality Books, Inc.
      • Segaloff, N. (1998). The Everything Etiquette Book. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media Corporation.
      • Post, E. L. (1995). Emily Post on Etiquette. New York: HarperPerennial.
      My Oyster