By Nancy Friedman, Keynote Speaker, Customer Service Expert, President of Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training
One article says chewing gum gives you wrinkles – another one says it won’t. Go figure.
You have bad breath you say? Here’s a wild thought. Brush your teeth!
Chewing GUM in public, especially with clients, can be summed up with the Ann Landers poem I found a while back:
“A gum chewing girl and a cud chewing cow,
They booth look alike, but there’s a difference somehow,
Ah yes, I have it now.
It’s the thoughtful look on the face of the cow.”
Sorry, but the only things that should be in your mouth when talking with a client (or anyone) is your tongue and your teeth. AMEN. (Chew gum in private.)
Why will it ruin a relationship? How can it?
Have you ever looked in the mirror to see how you chew gum? It’s not normally very pretty. I’m not alone. When surveying my audiences, this is a HIGH priority. No gum in front of clients. Aggggg.