Think your behavior at a business lunch doesn't matter? I just read a blog from Joel Comm about a consultant who just lost a $25,000 consulting gig because even though the consultant did the inviting, he failed to pick up the check.
"Picture everyone with M.M.F.S. on their forehead.... it stands for: Make Me Feel Special." Think about how different your day would be if you did that with everyone you meet today! You would start to feel a positive energy coming back to you.
DEVOTE ONE DAY A WEEK to meetings "in the city," regardless of where you live. If you work from home, dedicate one day each week to being away from your desk. With the right planning and a smart phone, this can become your most productive day ever!