When making an introduction, say the name of the person with greater seniority first and introduce the other person to him or her -- unless a client is present, in which case the client gets top billing.
At the start of meetings, establish rules for timeliness, electronic devices and speaking in turn.
When getting into a car, position the person of prominence in the back seat, curbside.
If you must leave the table mid-meal, slightly fold your napkin and place it either to the left of your plate or on your chair.
Pass bread baskets counter-clockwise.
Blanking on which fork or spoon to use? Always start with those placed farthest from the plate and work your way in, course by course.Source: Etiquette, Et Cetera's luncheon at the Saint Paul Hotel
• www.psow.com (Protocol School of Washington)
• St. Paul Hotel, business etiquette class on May 20 or Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Includes lunch and handbook. $55 per person. 651-228-3860.
• St. Paul Hotel, children's etiquette class on Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Includes goodie bag. $45 per child.
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