5 Ways to Impress Your Client

We’ve all been there. It’s early in the morning and we’re getting ready for that big client interview. They are interested, that’s for sure. But you still have to go in and seal the deal. The best suit comes out. The hair is combed to the side. You’re extra careful with that morning cup of joe, making sure not to spill it on yourself.

Yes, you are on your way to making an impression…but will it be lasting? And better yet, is it in fact the impression you are setting out to make in the first place?

Here to help today is an interesting article on making that first impression in an interview. Now, it’s aimed at the young man or woman who is there for the job, but these principles…which are tried and true, can be applied just as well to the young business leader. So how can you get clients to like you?

Well, take for example one way:

Look around the office

Developing a personal connection is crucial. So, see what interviewers are offering in the way of personal information by what they display on their desks. Says Nicole Williams, LinkedIn’s official career expert: “It may be a picture of their kids, a sunset in Italy or an award or degree framed on the wall. Ask about it, and having given them the gift of sharing something they’re proud of, they’ll like you for it.”

For more examples, take a look at this important article and work on that first impression.


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