How to Make the Best First Impression
There’s something magical about preparing for a big business meeting, isn’t there?
Part of my psychological preparation for a meeting happens as I dress, do my hair and apply my make-up. It continues as I get pumped up on power music in the car on the way to the meeting.
When I’m feeling super confident and enthusiastically open and receptive, I just know the meeting is going to be a success.
These preparations are not as trivial as they seem. Afer all, we all know that a first impression is a lasting impression. I googled some stats and found these:
According to the Harvard Study of Communications it takes only
- 7 Seconds to make a first impression on someone… and
- 7 more meetings on average to change the first impression you made
So how do you go about making the best first impression on your potential clients?
Let’s start with some awesome tips in the contributed post below.
How To Create The Best First Impression When Meeting Clients
If you’ve recently launched a fashion business; you’ll want to make sure you work hard to impress your clients the first time you meet.
There are lots of ways in which you can make yourself look professional and trustworthy. However, the ideas below are guaranteed to make an impact. Use some of them and tailor these suggestions with your business in mind.
Arrive at your meeting in style
You’ll want to make sure clients think that you’re a successful entrepreneur. So, be sure to turn up to all meetings in a hire car or something similar.
If you need to travel to different countries, consider taking a private air taxi. You can learn more about that by checking the infographic below.
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Always dress the part
You need to look successful if you want to create the best first impression when meeting clients. So, go out and buy some designer suits and ensure you get them dry cleaned and ironed before every significant meeting.
Know your stuff!
The worst thing you can do is turn up to meetings without the right information. That will make you look like an amateur who can’t be trusted. With that in mind, take your laptop along and ensure you have access to all relevant facts and statistics.
Those ideas will help you to create the best impression when meeting fashion buyers or any other clients this year.
Set the wheels in motion today and ensure you never leave meetings without striking a lucrative deal that benefits your brand.
Explore further ideas on How to Make a Great First Impression in Harvard Business Review.
Have you ever gone to a meeting totally unprepared and regretted it?
What’s the most lavish thing you ever did to impress a new client?
I’d love to hear your stories below.