Client meetings are one of the best ways for your client to get a feel for you and your business. The initial meeting should be a sneak peek into what working with your company will look like. To make the best possible impression, here are some ways to make your next client meeting memorable.
Research Your Client
Knowing the basics about your client can help you better prepare more for the meeting. Look into their business if they are also a company owner or representative. What do they sell? What are their values and mission statement?
This information will not only help you feel more prepared going into the meeting but allow you to tailor it more towards your client and their needs. With this knowledge, you should be able to more accurately guess which products or services may interest them.
Choose the Right Venue
Ambiance is everything, and choosing the right venue plays a significant role in achieving the perfect setting. Choose a venue that meshes well with your brand and with your client. Your options are limitless.
For a cozier and more personal feel, choose a local coffee shop. For a high-end, luxurious vibe, rent a room in a wedding venue, or host your business meeting in a private villa. Clients with a taste for the finer things in life will appreciate the elegant atmosphere, and your brand will look better for having such exceptional taste.
Arrive at the Location Early
You should always arrive at the venue before your client. Remember: on-time is late. Arriving early allows you to greet the client once they arrive and check any final details beforehand.
Arriving after the client can leave them confused and disoriented, as it’s not always clear where they’re expected to sit or meet you. It will likely also irritate them, as it appears you do not value their time.
Making your next client meeting memorable is easier than you may think. Anticipate your client’s needs and fulfill those wishes before they even think to voice them.