February 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts February 1998 Current Issue
February 1998
Short Cuts:ETC.

Fewer than 8 percent of visitors at a trade show booth are greeted with a handshake, revealed a study by The Incomm Center for Trade Show Research in Chicago. Another study by the group demonstrated the value of a handshake: More than half of strangers lied when asked if they had found a quarter left at a public phone. When first greeted with a handshake, however, only 24 percent lied, reported Trade Show News Network (

Dinner's in the bag... Nearly half of Americans are cooking fewer meals at home than they were two years ago, according to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association. More than 34 percent admit they eat more takeout food.

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