Patrick Bird outlines how accountants can make a good first impression in meetings with prospective clients.
Communicating effectively and making a message memorable can be a challenge, especially in face-to-face situations. Whether it's with a client or prospect, the pressure of delivering information in the right tone and style requires careful planning.
It's important to make a connection with the people you are meeting to ensure put your ideas across effectively. Considering how a message will be received by individuals is a fundamental part of a communication strategy.
You can create a good first impression during the initial introductions with a firm, meaningful handshake and direct eye contact - but what about the moments beforehand? What does your body language say to potenti...