In business, making a good first impression can mean everything and it is true to say that first impressions count. If a prospective client or business associate has a good first impression of you, then they are likely to be more confident that they should deal with you and any negotiations are more likely to go smoothly and have a positive outcome. The first few seconds of meeting somebody could be the difference between losing a contract to somebody else, or sealing a deal which could be very lucrative for you.
One image that you could portray to help give the right impression is one of success. If you appear successful then it will help the other person feel that your business is successful and, therefore, worth doing business with. This can be achieved in part by dressing smartly in a good quality suit and perhaps wearing an expensive watch. The way that you arrive to a meeting can also help to give the image that you are a successful business person.
If you are driving to the meeting, and you have a standard family estate, it might be a good idea to rent something more appropriate for the day. It would perhaps be better if you were driving an executive vehicle such as a Mercedes Benz, Jaguar or even a Rolls-Royce. Nobody needs to know that you really drive a Toyota, just make sure that any of the rental company’s logos aren’t visible. While it’s true that you will likely end up paying more for a higher-end car, the cost will be well worth it if it helps you to close the deal.
Driving a higher-end car not only helps to make you look the part, it can also help you to feel more confident. A perceived lack of confidence can be a real deal-breaker so it is important that you are feeling prepared and confident for the meeting ahead.
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If the successful outcome of a particular meeting could be a potential life changer, then an executive car might not quite carry the significance you are looking for. If you think the outcome of the deal would justify the investment, you could consider being flown to the meeting by helicopter. It is best not to overdo it though as it is possible that it could be too obvious that it’s all just for show, which might have a negative affect. Play it right though and you could have the deal that you want in the bag.
Sometimes it might be necessary for you to travel with the people that you are trying to impress, and nothing spells success quite like a private jet. In a private jet you have the privacy and the facilities to be able to talk about business while you are in the air making the jet functional as well as a means to impress. You don’t need to buy your own jet as they are available for private hire. While even hiring a private jet for a few days or so is still likely to cost you quite a bit, the investment might be recouped many times over if it helps you to get your associates to sign on