How Come I Don’t Weigh 300 Pounds?

Agricultural subsidies have the net effect of reducing the costs of food production and allowing food manufacturers, restaurant companies, and fast food chains to increase portion size while reducing food costs.

Mad Men Returns; Time to Entertain Clients Again!

Those of us who need a big, delicious fix of Don Draper and his entourage will finally get it when season 4 of MAD MEN premieres on AMC TV July 25th. Of course “The Queen of the Business Lunch™” will be watching to see how the development of the new start-up, Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, progresses and how they go about romancing all the clients away from their former agency, Sterling Cooper. I anticipate there will be many lunches and cocktails consumed over the course of the new season.

Is Drinking for Business a Bad Idea?

WHY is Entrepreneur touting bar meetings in 2010 and encouraging business executives to drink "power" drinks like scotch in order to discuss business? I don't get it ... and I could not be more disappointed. I think they were merely trying hard to be cutting-edge cool. And, I'm afraid an "influencer" like Entrepreneur might just encourage some young eager beavers who are not confident enough on their own to take the magazine's advice and end up with a business mess or possibly a life disaster on their hands. Their cover story seems like a giant leap BACKWARD for progress.

How Do You Ask a Client to Lunch?

Seems many executives choke a bit when it comes to inviting a client out to lunch ... and the bigger the client, the more anxiety about lunch. It's really easy to invite a client to a business lunch - and you are only limited by your own creativity.

“The Queen of the Business Lunch” – There is Only One!

I hosted more than 3,000 client lunches during my years in advertising sales - though I'm quite sure that is a conservative estimate. My guess today would lean more toward 4,000. During that time, I saw my sales increase by more than 2,000%! That told me that I was doing SOMETHING right. I was compelled to share my tips and techniques with the world ... and so I wrote "The Art of the Business Lunch."

Business Lunch Tips Come to Life!

I'm off to another FABULOUS business lunch and I want YOU to come along for the ride! Here are some super tips and techniques for building PRODUCTIVE relationships over a meal (or coffee! Breakfast is the new lunch!) There is no better way to create quality FACE TIME than by sharing a meal with clients and associates! Share a Meal & Close the Deal!