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Exercises

1: Sequence the steps one should take if the host doesn’t arrive at the scheduled time.

Leave a note.

Call the host’s office.

Wait 30 minutes.

Tip the maitre d’.

Wait 15 to 20 minutes.

2: List conversational guidelines you should follow during business meals.
3: You’ve been invited to a business dinner at a restaurant. Your host has arranged seating. How will you know where to sit?
4: Select guidelines you should follow when ordering food.
  1. Watch your host for cues.

  2. Order alcohol if your host does.

  3. Don’t order alcohol if your host doesn’t.

  4. Order the most expensive item on the menu.

  5. Order a chicken dish.

5: At a business dinner, you want to order French onion soup, whole artichokes, seafood in the shell, and spaghetti. What should you keep in mind before ordering these dishes?




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