How To Keep Business Conversations Professional


Mastering the art of the business conversation is generally a matter of trial and error; you often don’t realize something might raise a few eyebrows until you blurt it out.

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  • Nicole L.

    I’ve heard these in meetings as well, and these tend to be mistakes made by junior staff…but I’ve done this for quite some time, and have heard jaw-dropping conversation topics raised in client meetings by SENIOR staff, including prostitutes as gifts. Junior staff aren’t the only ones guilty of this. It’s a good topic to raise, but let’s be fair. Instead of pinpointing particular groups or phrases, the better advice would be to tell people how to handle those awkward moments, no matter the level of the person who caused them.

  • Kim Ciesla

    Thanks for this post, Mr. Amberg. I really appreciate you sharing these tips!

  • Agree

    I agree with Nicole above. I am a young professional, and I think this article diminishes the unique enthusiasm and vigor a junior staffer brings to the table. Everyone experiences “foot in mouth,” even at the CEO level.