Sometimes the first date can be extremely nerve racking. You walk into a nice restaurant and there is your date patiently waiting for you to sit down. You wish you were at home binge watching Netflix, but now you’re here so you may as well make the most of it. The first date jitters are common for most, but for a PR pro, well, we are basically experts in the dating realm.
Check out these seven tips PR pros use every day when they are on their first meeting with a client.
Social Media Stalking
Don’t be afraid to stalk your client on social media to check them out to gather more information about them. Besides, you want to know who you are about to meet with anyway. You always want to know all of the positives and negatives of your potential client before…
The First Date
The first date is like the first meeting with your new client. The first date serves as the perfect opportunity to show your client all of your best qualities. It is your time to sweep them off their feet.
Dress to Impress
On every first date, and every date after that, you always want to look good! You want to be the best and trendiest thing they have ever seen, to really impress them. The way you present yourself really shows who you are as a person, so remember to always dress to impress!
Don’t Talk Too Much
On any date with any love interest, you want to avoid releasing too much information about yourself, so do the same with your client! Don’t ramble on about how awesome your PR firm is or how your hashtag was trending for two weeks, instead take the time to listen to them to find out what their interests are. You want them to feel special!
Don’t go out of your way to be someone you’re not. Show your personality, and don’t try to make someone like you because it’ll backfire on you. Be you! I’m sure they’ll love you anyway!
Have Good Etiquette
When you’re meeting someone for the first time, everything should be up to par so stay classy! Watch your language, and don’t talk with your mouth full.
Show Your Teeth
Don’t be afraid to show your teeth. Engage in the conversation with your client and don’t forget to smile. Make them feeling comfortable with your warm smile, but lead the conversation because after all, your end goal is to make them yours!
When meeting your client for the first time, make sure to keep these tips in mind. You’ll be sure to sweep any client off of their feet!
This guest blog post was written by PRowl staff member Alissa Steele.