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Proper table manners keep the focus on work

Last week, I explained three tips to decode the table setting at a business lunch or dinner. In addition to the table setting, the other big issue that is at the heart of all our dining etiquette seminars is how to hold a fork and knife when you are cutting food.

Grasp your fork in your fist like a weapon and the other diners will quietly note that you don’t know how to hold a fork, much less a knife, correctly.

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