There is much more in Litwin’s The Public relations Practitioner’s Playbook for (all) Strategic Communicators and The ABCs of Strategic Communication. Enjoy.
[From Jim Haney – General Manager – Palm Restaurant – Atlantic City NJ Courier-Post – Monday, April 4, 2005]
Some tips to help make your business dinner successful:
• Have fun, but remain professional.
• Dress appropriately.
• Pick the right restaurant for your affair, making sure the atmosphere fits the tone of your business outing. If you are looking to have a quiet business dinner, and don’t want to be disturbed by other diners, look for a place with private rooms or a very quiet environment.
• Go to a restaurant with which you are familiar. It’s not the best idea to go somewhere that you have never been before.
• Make reservations in advance – not the day of a business dinner. You’re usually safe on the same day during the week, but if you have a larger party you may be out of luck.
Limit the alcohol.
• Order food you like.Don’t order because of someone else.
• Make sure you have enough credit on your credit card if you arepaying thebill.
• Always take care of your server
From Jim Haney – General Manager – Palm Restaurant – Atlantic City NJ Courier-Post – Monday, April 4, 2005