Here’s How to Impress Your Business Partners

If you want your business to succeed, people skills are the first thing you are going to have to develop. You can be a genius in your respective field, but running a startup means you will have to attend various business meetings regularly.

Leaving a good first impression is vital. That does not end with impressing your clients. You have to impress other business owners and potential investors and business partners. The latter two are particularly important as they often help keep the wheels going. Naturally, you’ll want your relationship to start off on the right foot.

That said, business meetings are when you’ll get to use your charisma to sway your business partners to side with you on important decisions or sell your ideas to an influential investor. Make sure not to take these meetings for granted and aim to impress the people you’re meeting no matter if this is the first or the fourth meeting you’ve had. Your partners will appreciate tiny gestures like handouts or hiring a limo to take them on a tour of the town.

Read on to find out about how to impress your business partners.

Don’t Be Too Stiff

Remember that actual interaction with the business partners should not be as cold as it is when you’re exchanging emails and texts. It’s important to be well mannered, but it’s also important not to come off as too rigid. Stay professional, but chatty. There’s no rule saying you can’t say a couple of jokes to break the ice, just make sure they are appropriate. Everyone will be more relaxed and the meeting will run more smoothly.

Plan the Meeting Carefully

Long meetings can be tiresome, especially if you’re at a standstill. That’s why you have to take into account that your business partners might get hungry or need a short break from talking. Plan for a couple of coffee breaks and treat them to a nice lunch if the meeting takes long.

Find the Appropriate Meeting Place

If you don’t have a room big enough for a meeting at your office, you might have to rent one out. Depending on how many people you plan on having, you can book a special meeting venue or a separate room at a restaurant, if you’re only having a couple of partners over.

Make sure the venue has everything you need, from a projector and a conference table to enough charging sockets for laptops and mobile phones. Whatever venue you choose, make sure your guests are comfortable.

Make them Remember You

If you truly want to leave a lasting impression, go an extra mile. Make gifts with your company logo to give your partners after the meeting. If you’re selling a product, you should hand them a couple of gift bags with the items you’re selling or trying to pitch.

Another thing they will likely appreciate and remember is hiring a limo to give them a tour before the meeting. The limo can pick them up at the airport and drive them anywhere they need to be all day.

The best way to leave an impression is to plan for the meeting, show that you’re relaxed and easy to work with and go an extra step to make sure they remember you.

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