PRSSA at Louisiana State University

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by Marie-Therese Yokum, PRSSA at LSU National Assembly Delegate and member of Delta Sigma Pi.

Last week with my brothers from Delta Sigma Pi and students from the E.J. Ourso College of Business, an etiquette dinner was hosted by Shell at Juban’s restaurant. We were placed in a ballroom setting with round tables of about 6-7, as if in an authentic professional dining setting. Throughout our three-course meal, we were provided with rules on etiquette.

Without spoiling the whole dinner, here are five tips I learned from my first etiquette dinner:

1. In theory, follow the host for everything while dining.
It is considered poor etiquette to being eating, drinking, or even unfolding your napkin before the host at the table does so.

2. Place your napkin on your lap after everyone is seated and after your host has moved his/her napkin.

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