It’s the hidden language that speaks volumes. Our bodies naturally communicate our needs, desires and concerns, and a server who can interpret body language can earn bigger tips. Start by identifying the person in charge, says Jodi RR Smith, an etiquette consultant. “There’s always someone in charge of a table, whether it’s the host or hostess of the table or the senior-most ranking person. They generally tend to be the person who is paying the bill, so it behooves the wait staff to be able to identify them, since they’ll set the tone for what’s happening at the table.”
Smith offers a wealth of insights and 6 ways to boost server tips at PMQ.com.