You are getting ready to pitch your services to a new client as an entrepreneur. You need to scale your business quickly and reach new clients to meet your goals. To achieve your objectives, you must stand out amongst your competition. To do that, follow these tips and make a memorable impact.
Let your work shine
You are starting a business because you know how to produce great content and get results. Now you need to impress the rest of the world and show them what you can do to earn their business.
One of the first things to do is to create high-quality and vibrant materials to show off your work. To accomplish that essential task, you need the supplies. Check out the Printer Inks website to get the best ink for your printing projects. Be sure to choose heavy-weight paper that will reflect your standards of quality.
There is something concrete in the tangible kinesthetic feel of holding an item in your hand, flipping it over, scrutinizing it, and taking it with you for later perusal. A digital presentation is expected in today’s world (more on that), but looking at something in hand is a personal act and can be reviewed at leisure instead of at the whim of the presenter’s timeline.
Back to the digital presentation – a slide deck is today’s medium of choice for giving a visual overview of what your company has to offer. Let the slide deck be the main show while you add content and relevance with your words. Use the printed materials to drive home the finer details such as numbers, cost, logistics, etc.
Watch this video to learn how to make a professional slide deck that is designed well and engaging instead of dull and boring.
Dress the part
Whether you are sitting in the C-Suite or not, do your best to look the part. You certainly want to adhere to your personal style and values, however donning a power suit, smart shoes, and the appropriate accessories will make you look like you have been doing this for years and with great success.
If you are still new to the game and do not own any business attire, stop by your local thrift stores to see what you can pull together on a budget. Another option is to borrow clothing from a friend who is of a similar size. Look into fashion rental sites online if you do not want to make the clothing a permanent part of your wardrobe.
While you are curating your clothing for the presentation, do remember the details. Include the following extras in your planning:
- Clean and well-polished shoes
- Tasteful jewellery that is classic or shows your personality
- A tie or kerchief as appropriate
- Clean and neat purse or briefcase to hold your supplies
- Be comfortable in your clothing so you do not fidget or look strained
And always remember to have And always remember to have extra pens and notepads for your clients, just in case. Your forward-thinking preparation will show them that you are more than ready to take on their account and offer them your best work. Get your career started off right.