The following post was written and contributed by Keith Ferrazzi, author of Never Eat Alone and chairman of myGreenlight Academy.

Keith Ferrazzi

How to make the most of meals to deepen relationships is one of the key concepts from my New York Times bestseller Never Eat Alone.

And I couldn’t be prouder of the research sponsored by Restaurant.com to distill and enhance those ideas to help many more individuals open up and really connect.

The resulting Greenlight Dining Guides we’re launching this week were tested with a group of Restaurant.com customer volunteers. The results were gratifying.  You can read about some of the relationship breakthroughs people made and learn how to make a breakthrough of your own beginning with the blog post that directly follows. Return to The Dish over the coming weeks to read about the couple whose anniversary dinner lead them to live their dream of travelling the world,  the Mother who found a way to reconnect with her teenagers over lunch, and more.

More important, think about what relationship you want to transform and download our simple but effective tips specific to dining with significant others, colleagues, friends, clients, or family.

I’m proud that my company Ferrazzi Greenlight transforms entire corporate cultures by coaching them to stronger internal relationships and more effective collaboration.  Business people thank me for helping advance their careers when they learn how to apply our core principles on myGreenlight.com.  But nothing satisfies me more than helping all of you and hearing about your breakthrough moments.

Restaurant.com already helps you explore wonderful new restaurants more affordably. Don’t miss this chance to make those dining experience richer, more robust, and more powerful for you.  Please let me know how it goes. — Keith Ferrazzi