Dine Like a Diplomat
What is a diplomat?
- A person who can deal with people in a sensitive and effective way
Synonyms: tactful person, conciliator, reconciler, peacemaker
In other words, a person who is worldly, sophisticated and who outclasses the competition at every turn. Why wouldn’t you want to dine like this person does?
By bringing an entirely different level of game to the table you naturally elevate everyone’s benchmarks to a level they never knew or expected possible. This is where the rubber meets the road of making the personal brand, personal again.
No. 1 – Scientia est potentia
Knowledge is power. And by possessing the most at the table you now have more than just power, you have true responsibility: to make everyone feel comfortable, to instruct as necessary, and to correct with subtlety. You are the leader, show everyone else how and you will be able to command any and every situation.
No. 2 – Sophisticated
It’s not about the forks. It’s about thoughtful, intentional actions that allow you to demonstrate rather than vocalize your level of understanding. Knowing where everything goes, how to use it, and what to do with your napkin are just parts of the ballet that is dining with sophistication.
No. 3 – Consummate hosts
All it takes is a nod. The consummate host has every detail so well planned that the service team assisting a business dinner just requires a glance. It’s about planning ahead and then executing that plan with precision. Yes, it takes time, but wouldn’t you want to put that time in to make sure you get it right when it matters most?
Does any of this even matter anymore? Isn’t dining etiquette outdated and out of touch? We believe that dining etiquette is the last vestige of the old world that is relevant. Why? Because, we are mirrors - a reflection of what you would do for those you dine with if you were their client. Being classy, sophisticated and intentional are never out of style and since we are no longer being taught these virtues on a regular basis, when we are forced to face them we are woefully under-equipped. Join our journey and let us lead you out of the forest of forks to the other side where you know what you are doing and how to show others the way.