Corporate deals, mergers, and negotiations are usually discussed over food or during a tee off. If golf is not really your thing and you badly need to make a good impression, you should win your clients' approval by treating them to a business luncheon instead. To ensure that there will be no loopholes, you should plan the corporate event from start to finish.
1. Choose a restaurant that you are already familiar with or which you know serves fantastic food. If most of your expected guests love Indian cuisine, you should make reservations for a lunch or dinner meeting at Sakunthala's Food Palace. The reason for this is that selecting a multi-awarded dining establishment for a venue will also reflect on your reputation and impeccable taste.
2. Confirm the meeting a day before the scheduled date. This is one way of reminding your guests the time and location of the luncheon just in case they have forgotten about it. You should also call the restaurant to check on your reservation.
3. Settle the bill even before you eat. That way, there will be no confusion as to who will take care of the tab. So arrive early at the meeting place and have the maitre d' run your credit card for pre-approval.
4. Impress them with your excellent manners. Make your clients feel like they are more important than food, which is true, anyway.
Lastly, talk business at the right opportunity, which is usually at the end of the meal. But, if everyone on the table agrees to get right down to the matter at hand, then you should not delay.