Business Lunch Etiquette: 8 Rules

By  //  May 28, 2012

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Amid technology overload, face-to-face interactions are even more important.

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When networking and working your contacts, how often do you take a prospect, a good client or a potential partner out to lunch? How often do you sit down and talk with them about their business in addition to what you can do for them? This is actually quite critical for your networking efforts.

I have made deals, sold websites and been referred to great clients at lunches like these over the years. It’s always a win-win, but there are a few things to think about when embarking on these type of meetings.

Below I have included a little snippet from an Inc. Magazine article and then a link to the rest of the article. Go ahead and read the following Article from Inc. and tell me what you think. Do you have more rules she did not cover?

Article Snippet From Inc.

Back in the days of Mad Men, the business lunch was essential. Offers were made, partnerships formed, and deals were closed daily over lunchtime martinis.

For the most part, that type of midday meeting is long gone. But with today’s communication technology overload, the face-to-face business lunch is still an important way to build relationships–and is perhaps even more valuable today than it was 50 years ago. (It’s just less likely to include three martinis and a glass of port.)

Follow these simple rules to make a business lunch both productive and enjoyable…

Read the rest of the article on Inc.


Joshua Adams is JoshWebGuyWritten by Joshua Adams at Rock Paper Simple

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