Matthew Davies has had his fair share of dealing with new clients. That means that he has become sort of an expert in this. The number one thing that you are going to want to do when finding out that you are going to have a new client is you are going to want to prepare for that meeting. The question is, how to do you prepare. Well, lucky for you, he has provided us with a list of things that you are going to want to do prior to the meeting.
Tips and Tricks
It doesn’t matter what line of work you are in; the time will come that you have to meet with someone new. In this article, we are going to be assuming that you are going to be meeting a new client. It is important to make the best possible impression that you can. If you go into the meeting unprepared, you will look foolish. Additionally, you will run the risk of them choosing to work with someone else. So, let’s not muck about and get straight into the ways that you can prepare for a new client.
- Research – This should be the first step. You want to know everything that you need to know about them, even before they tell you. Having this information will help you to better serve your client. One of the easiest ways to find out about your client is by looking them up on LinkedIn. They generally have a lot of information about themselves there and it would be a great place to start.
- Dress Up – You may have heard the phrase, “Dress to impress.” That is exactly what you are going to want to do. There are a lot of people that put a lot of stock into how someone is dressed. So, put on your Sunday best and wow them with your look. Sometimes this is all they need to see or hear, and you will have the job.
- Location – Just as with any business interaction, location is important. You want to meet them somewhere that is relaxed but professional. So, needless to say, you are not going to want to meet them at a fast food restaurant. Likewise, you are not going to want to meet them at the finest restaurant in town. Aim for somewhere in the middle and you should be just fine.
- Be on Time – The worst thing that you can do is be late. So, make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to get to the location. In the military, they teach people to be at a meeting at least 15 minutes early. They also tell you that if you are on time, you are late.
Matthew Davies hopes that this has helped you to be prepared to meet your new client. Remember, first impressions are lasting impressions. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression. So, do your research, put on your good clothes, pick the right spot, and be on time. That is all you need to do and you will land any client that you want.