Meetings with a client provide you the opportunity to grow in your business. For a productive approach, one should follow a set of guidelines, which can make your meeting with a client successful and remove the risk in advance. A wrong action can mess up the deal. Check out the following points one must remember at a meeting with a client.
Don’t be late: Be punctual on a meeting with a client. Being a late means you are taking the meeting for granted and not serious with your work. It is a sign of disrespect, if you are late to a meeting. Try to approach the meeting place 10 minutes early. You can finish your important work and phone calls in the car.
Go In Unprepared
Something is better than nothing is very well said but do not suits here. Go through all the related data in advance for a fruitful meeting. Pen down the questions and observations that you want to share in the meeting.
Criticize a Client
Don’t critics your competitors and business rivals. This will only show mean mentality. If the client talks about your competitor, try to change the topic or refocus the conversation to you. Never target your competitors on a meeting and avoid any kind of personal comments.
Dress up decently while meeting a client. Don’t wear bright shirts as you are not going to party. Wear a formal shirt preferably of white color and a black trouser with a plain tie.
Putt Your Phone on Ringing Mode
A Ringing cell phone can distract your as well as client attention from important discussions. Your phone must be on silent mode. You can leave a message via voice mail for the callers.
Improper Body Language
Always keep in mind that a successful business meeting can prove to be boom to your business. Don’t show strange physical gestures and facial expressions. Don’t leave room frequently for breaks and try to keep your habit of playing with pen and diary at a side.
Argue With Your Clients
Different persons can have a different point of view on an issue. Don’t waste valuable time in arguing, if you disagree on any topic. Be patient and take your decision later accordingly.
Maintain a respectful attitude in the meeting. Speak up when you have something worthwhile to say. Raising voice, irrelevant debate, criticizing, complaining, laughing, joking are not appreciable actions. No one wants to waste time, so don’t do the actions that could bother other attendees and interrupt the meeting.
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