Top Tips For Always Giving A Great Impression On A Business Trip

The need for business trips has certainly decreased in the recent years due to webinars, video conferencing and online collaboration tools however the need for meeting face and face is still sometimes the best option. This means that you need to think about creating the best first impression. For some people meeting their clients or partners in person before signing a deal or contract is still the preferred method especially if you’re going to be working with them for an extended amount of time or they are overseas. 

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Whether you’re meeting new or existing clients it’s important to make sure you’re creating the best impression and this can often be a challenging process if you’re traveling to a foreign country with different etiquette and customs processes. Have a look below at some of the top tips for making sure you give a great impression on a business trip: 

Keep Your Luggage Close

The most seasoned business travelers will recommend that you never check you’re luggage on a business trip. If you have important paperwork or certain atire that you have specifically chosen you don’t want to run the risk of the airline losing your baggage, especially if you’re going to on a tight time scale on the other end. Not only this but having carry-on luggage comes in handy if you were to miss a connecting flight or need to change your route last minute. This is because checked luggage tends to remain on a scheduled flight, so you would need to either pick up your luggage at the airport later on or organize a delivery service at your accommodation. If you’re short on time this is less than ideal. 

Dress Professionally

One of the easiest ways to ensure you make a great impression is to make sure you have a suitable wardrobe for your trip and pack with plenty of time, try not to leave it until the last minute. When thinking about the clothes that you should be taking it may be a good idea to look into a custom tailor service who will be able to create a professional look suited for your trip. Think about asking for wrinkle-free items that you’re able to mix and match rather than needing to take too many items. This will also help with the need for checking your luggage. First impressions are important so make sure you make considerations regarding living out of a suitcase. 

Make A Plan 

No trip can run smoothly without having a plan in place and this is even more so for a business trip. You should be making sure you know exactly where you should be and when and how long it is going to take. One of the keys to making a great impression is to be punctual and this isn’t going to happen without a plan in place. If you’re planning on driving make sure you know the route, if your flight makes sure you have all the details regarding the boarding gates and customs requirements before traveling and always make sure you have the contact details of whoever you’re meeting as if you come across delays, the best impression you can give is to be informed about your delay. 

Do you have any other tips for giving a great impression while on a business trip? Please share them in the comments section below. 


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