Ep 627 Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter offers advice about how to figure out what to order if you are taken to lunch or dinner for an interview.
The lunch or dinner interview I've done several videos on this subject, but I forgot to cover one detail about this that I think would be very helpful.
I think you know, and if you don't you're about to find out, don't order did drinks if they do. Keep it non-alcoholic. If they insist that you order a drink, order one, sip at it. Leave the glass half full.
If you are ordering a meal, always go for the things that are not sloppy to eat. Keep it simple. There's nothing worse than having them watch you do for our food and have slop all over your face. Ugh!
The simplest and most subtle approach to take is, as you start to stare at the menu, you look for a little bit and say, "You know, this menu looks terrific! I assume you've been here before. What do you like on the menu?" Using the benchmark of the non-sloppy item, listen to the choices offered.
"For an appetizer, I have such and such. Entrée? I tend to order…" They'll tend to give you 2 or 3 choices. Don't go for the most expensive item on the menu even if they do. Go for something more modest. I didn't say the cheapest one. Go for something more modest.
For example, if there is a boneless chicken breast, I would prefer that over the boned chicken breast. Piece of fish? Boneless because you suddenly don't want to be pulling out a fish bone from your mouth.
Just try to keep it very simple along the way so that food doesn't become a distraction for you and your behavior Doesn't become problematic if something happens with the food and doesn't become a distraction for thhem.
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