Do you “properly” hold your fork?
Improper use of the fork is a major pet peave of mine and I can thank my grandmother for drilling it into me how to hold utensils when at a meal — whether formal or informal. There are few things that draw more negative attention to you than poor table manners when breaking bread with a valued prospect, client or referral source. So, please, no grabbing a fork and wrapping each and every finger around it — honestly, I continue to be amazed at near and dear friends of mine — as well as business associates — who may as well stab themselves with a knife — or could be reconsidered or kill a deal where dining with colleagues could be concerned — demo or visuals to be provided! Here’s a great video on proper table manners: