The power lunch has become an important tool for many businessmen and women to work on deals and close sales. It is an informal arena in which they can present their ideas in an engaging manner. However, the next time you are taking a client out for lunch to give them your sales pitch, you may want to choose a restaurant that does not serve foods known to cause bad breath.
Regardless of how great your ideas are or how effective your pitch is, if you try to close a deal with that spinach salad you ordered still on your breath, your proposal will likely be dead on arrival.
In the world of business, presentation is everything. No detail is too small to be noticed by a client and bad breath is likely to leave a lasting impression.
Instead of taking clients out to a lunch of garlicky Spanish food or Greek food filled with feta cheese, consider bringing them to a restaurant that serves fresh vegetables. Chicken dishes can also help avoid bad breath as long as they aren't prepared with strong spices or marinades.
Choosing the right restaurant may be the difference between landing that next deal and letting a major sale slip away.