Chapter 1: Basic manners

Good manners signal that you have respect for others, and that you will rise to every occasion with grace.

The most important executive is always introduced first, regardless of gender. Explain who the people are when introducing them.

Table Manners
Do not let people see what you have in your mouth and make noises when chewing or with your utensils.

The Power Lunch
Don’t choose a table near the door, the kitchen, washroom, in front of a mirror, or in a place where everyone can hear you.

Sushi can be a finger food but sashimi is always eaten with chopsticks.

The adage that white wine goes with fish and red wine with meat is false. The body of the wine, not the colour, is the main factor in matching wines with food.