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Dear Citehrians,

Please find attached a PPT on Fine Dining-be the leader and not the lead-lead at the table. Another in my series of PPTs on Etiquettes.

I have just added this line today-a No. of you have requested me to send my PPTs on Etiquettes to your personal ids-please visit my page you will find them all there-(edited today 10 Feb 10).


Col Jude Mayne
Posted 8th February 2010 From India, Bangalore
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The presentation material is really good and am sure will be useful in organisation, where cross-cultural interactions are in vogue. Thanks a Ton !
Posted 8th February 2010 From India
Hi....i have missed your PPts on etiquette.....will you be kind enough to mail them on my email id...mukta.sadana@gmail.com.......I am a corporate trainer so all this will help me for sure
Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Pune
Col Jude Mayne, this is one of the most informative and detailed reading material I have seen on Dining Etiquette. I really like the intricacies and finer nuances that you have covered in your presentation. Congratulations for such a commendable effort!


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Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Mumbai
Nice presentation & it will help me to attend the Office Parties, "now dine with pride". z
Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Calcutta
Dear Colonel J H Mayne,

Thank you for sharing this informative and exhaustive guide on dining etiquette. You have practically covered all that is to be covered on dining etiquette and table manners. I have personally benefitted from many details given in. Many congratulations for the efforts you have put to create this.

I have 2 queries for which I request your opinion:
1. On Slide # 3 ‘How to use Napkins’, paragraph 3, it says that if I am excusing myself from table, the napkin is to be placed on the side of the plate. However, my understanding is that ‘napkin on the table, means end of the meal’. If I excuse myself, I am supposed to keep the napkin on the arm rest of the chair. Could you please clarify if my understanding is wrong or the napkin placement suggested in your PPT is used in a certain settings.
2. On Slide # 10, paragraph 2, it says ‘If the host stands up during toast, we need to stand up’. Again my understanding is that one does not need to stand up while anyone is raising a toast. Could you please clarify about this as well.

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Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Mumbai
Really a nice presentation. I’m 45 yrs of age. However, I’ve seen such a nice presentation first time. Narendra D.Raje
Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Pune
Dear Mr Sanganeria,

Your first query: There are two schools of thought on this etiquette-one you place it on the left side of your plate (I am with this and we followed the same during our "Dinner Nights" in the Army) and the second school is that you leave it on the chair-to show that the place is occupied. Since its a Sit Down Dinner -so the issue of it depicting the end of your meal is not in doubt as you will end your meal along with the Host or the rest.
Second Query: Men will always stand up when Toasting-women will remain seated. In the Army whenever we Toast The President-we toast with water.

Thank you for your comments-I am fascinated with proper etiquettes because you do not step onto others toes-decorum is maintained and no one's health is in jeopardy!! I am a trainer at heart. Please do visit my page for the rest of the PPTs


Colonel Jude Mayne
Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Bangalore
Thanks a lot Col.! This is very beautiful as it would help me look more beautiful while dining. True Right Ettiquette adds to one's personna. I shall visit your page to learn more...


Ramesh sood
Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Pune
Good ppt . one clarification that when someday has to leave the table in between than he should place the napkin folded on the chair and not on the table and put forks and spoon in the plate. please clarify.
could you send me the entire ppt on ettiquett and manners as i have missed . if you have the detailed ppt on how to manage office staff / role play/ roles of each members. i will also share some ppt with you . my email. id. thanks
Posted 9th February 2010 From India, Pune


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