What makes for a successful business lunch?
Robin Jay, the author of The Art of the Business Lunch, has this advice: "It's not just choosing the right restaurant or being prepared for interesting conversation, though you should definitely start with those. Success will come when you learn how to make your clients feel special.
"Sharing a meal is the perfect way to discover common interests, share aspirations and find out how you can help your clients to achieve their goals more effectively. Breaking bread helps to break down barriers and...after all, people prefer to do business with people they like," he says.
In view of that, Donna explains to BIM POS that the famous saying “never order something you can’t pronounce” isn’t the only rule when it comes to business lunches. The slurps and the mess are most likely to be caused by the simple ‘Burger and Fries.’ The next time you want to make your client feel special, try not to suggest a “protein-carb” combo like the one in meat burgers which will surely leave that person feeling sluggish and loaded with redundant vibes. The salt, fat, and sugar will even make you crave more. “That processed sugar basically shuts off the signals in the brain and gut that tell you you're full, driving you to consume more and more of these unhealthy foods.”