How to establish greater trust and profit in business?
First, learn to eat the style your guest does.
There are many occasions where your team will have business meetings or social events over a meal. The impression they make is important and can have lasting effects. For example, in Japan and Russia, making a deal over a meal is expected, and in China, understanding their tea ceremony is crucial.
A 2013 study published in Harvard Business Review shows that negotiating when dining can increase your profits – in the millions – up to 12%. In 2017, a published research paper by students at Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago determined that you establish greater trust when eating similar foods to your counterpart. And so, how do you prepare your colleagues for what's expected at the table?
Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, set them up with the right skills to know different cultural dining customs.
This training by Janika LeMaitre provides your people with the right skills to display continental-style dining for five courses.
Dine Like a Diplomat®
Length: Two Hours
$3,500 up to 25 people
Cell Phone Etiquette
Posture and Excusing Yourself
Styles of Eating (Continental and American)
Place Setting Maps
Visual Dining Tutorial
World Class Do's and Don'ts
Eating Various Foods
Tipping and International Tipping
Formula for Success
Forms of International Service
Asian Styles of Eating – Chopsticks, Eating With Your Hand, Or Spoon and Fork Style
Basic Introduction to the Chinese Tea Ceremony
RESPOND TO INVITATIONS
GESTURES TO AVOID
CUTLERY USE WITH MEAL COURSES
CELL PHONE PROTOCOL
APPROPRIATE RESTAURANT CHOICE
ENTER AND EXIT A TABLE
USE OF GLASSWARE
HOW TO EAT VARIOUS FOODS
WHAT TO TIP
SET AN EXAMPLE
AND BECOME KNOWN AS
THE BETTER PROFESSIONAL
Executive Assistant to CEO of S&P600 Company
"I was very impressed by Janika's attention to detail and in-depth knowledge. I am truly a better professional because of her guidance!"
I love working with Janika. She's so clear with her direction and is very well informed. I always feel energized after our calls!
Sirius XM Nascar Host & Television Sportscaster
Owner of Teal Hair & Makeup Studio
"Janika was refreshingly professional, yet open, and so all who attended her seminar felt completely comfortable. I highly recommend her services!"