Thursday, October 16, 2008
How to Manage the Holiday Party that is a Business Event
When that Holiday Party is also Business – Tip #1
The season is about to begin. Halloween ushers in business events disguised as parties – the many dinners, lunches, cocktail receptions you’ll be required to attend. It takes some careful thought to navigate this potentially treacherous environment. Be too serious. Not great. Have a great time. Not serious enough. What to do?
Tip #1 - eat before you go. Really. Never arrive with your focus on finding the food. Even a snack will help. You’ll never worry whether the food is going to be good or bad, abundant or skimpy. Instead of searching for the cheese and crackers to head off starvation you'll be able to to chat with clients, customers, colleagues.
When the event ends have people talking about your business skills rather than how you manage to fill a small plate with an amazing amount of food.
What’s your tip for the season? Send a comment to share.