As any successful businessperson knows, a huge part of business is presentation. Whether it is presentation of your product or service, the way you market your company in advertising, or the kind of impression you give to potential partners or clients, presentation is essential. If presenting a professional image to a potential business partner is your concern, there are many things to think about, including professional image, manners, and etiquette.
In many cases, a potential business partner will fly into your city to meet with you and your company. Your presentation begins from the very moment that person steps off the airplane. If someone from your company is there to greet them, make sure the employee is dressed professionally in either business casual or business formal attire. No jeans or t-shirts should be permitted. The person at the airport is your first contact with your partner. Make sure it’s a good first impression.
One of the best ways to impress a future partner is through chauffeured transportation. An airport limo is a great way to ensure that you partner receives professional transportation from a professional driver. If you are worried that limousine will look too pretentious or expensive for your business partner and may have the opposite effect than the one intended, don’t worry.
Most limousine companies have a fleet of vehicles of all shapes and sizes. One of the most popular forms of business transportation is a chauffeured town car. A town car is a sleek and professional luxury sedan that will represent you as the ultimate professional with the comfort of your partner as your first priority.
Another important part of impressing your business partner is through good manners. Make sure that everyone that is in contact with your potential business partner calls your partner by the correct honorific and last name, such as “Mr. Jones” or “Dr. Roberts” unless asked to do otherwise by the person in question. When meeting your potential business partner for the first time, make sure to be the first to offer a firm handshake and make eye contact. Clearly introduce yourself to the person and be sure to introduce others in the room as well.
Although cell phones are a part of business, when wooing a potential business partner, your cell phone should be silenced and remain hidden during any business meetings or dinner engagements that might take place. You don’t want your cell phone to become disruptive and interrupt any important business proceedings. By presenting your company in the most professional way possible, you will give your potential partner the best opportunity to see your company in a positive light.