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  string(2876) "So you have had a great meeting. It went exactly as planned and you are beaming from ear to ear! You had all the right answers, and even a joke or two up your sleeve to casually drop at just the right time. Tick.

Take two: Things didn’t quite go as planned.

You didn’t quite get a chance to have a satisfactory meeting. A number of things transpired that didn’t help your cause. Let’s just say the meeting room just didn’t suit your chi. Blame the Feng Shui.

In either situation, the first impression can be made more agreeable and is even salvageable, with the right follow up actions. So here are a few pointers:

The Handshake

A firm, confident handshake at the outset and at the end of the meeting shows you are strong and keen.

The Business Card

Business card etiquette is important at this stage. Once you receive a business card upon first meeting a person, take it business side facing upwards, take a few seconds to look at it and acknowledge the contents and then place it in your folio, on the desk or any other place that is accessible.

Fumbling through a handbag at this moment with keys jingling and spare change clanging is not a good option.

Follow Up

After the meeting is over and you have exited the building, let the meeting ruminate for a bit and then send an email to thank the person who have just met. Thank them for their time, the valuable content of their suggestions or whatever is suited to your specific situation.

Remember to refer to their business card to make the added effort to spell the person’s first and last names correctly and do not assume everybody spells their name the same as you.

Jacque, Jack and Jac will not be too impressed by a flimsy Shakespearean excuse of the rose and its many names!

It’s The Little Things

Apart from dressing the part and making sure you tick all the other boxes such as making eye contact, giving your full attention to the meeting and putting your Phone on Silent, the above should help you make an impression that is lasting. At the very least its good practice and sets you apart from the crowd.

So remember to pack your meeting etiquette in your Prada bag, right next to your keys and box of mini mints, when you walk out into the battle field of the meeting room. Lets make it the new accessory for this season’s Spring/Summer!

La etiquette is back ladies and gentlemen!"
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So you have had a great meeting. It went exactly as planned and you are beaming from ear to ear! You had all the right answers, and even a joke or two up your sleeve to casually drop at just the right time. Tick.

Take two: Things didn’t quite go as planned.

You didn’t quite get a chance to have a satisfactory meeting. A number of things transpired that didn’t help your cause. Let’s just say the meeting room just didn’t suit your chi. Blame the Feng Shui.

In either situation, the first impression can be made more agreeable and is even salvageable, with the right follow up actions. So here are a few pointers:

The Handshake

A firm, confident handshake at the outset and at the end of the meeting shows you are strong and keen.

The Business Card

Business card etiquette is important at this stage. Once you receive a business card upon first meeting a person, take it business side facing upwards, take a few seconds to look at it and acknowledge the contents and then place it in your folio, on the desk or any other place that is accessible.

Fumbling through a handbag at this moment with keys jingling and spare change clanging is not a good option.

Follow Up

After the meeting is over and you have exited the building, let the meeting ruminate for a bit and then send an email to thank the person who have just met. Thank them for their time, the valuable content of their suggestions or whatever is suited to your specific situation.

Remember to refer to their business card to make the added effort to spell the person’s first and last names correctly and do not assume everybody spells their name the same as you.

Jacque, Jack and Jac will not be too impressed by a flimsy Shakespearean excuse of the rose and its many names!

It’s The Little Things

Apart from dressing the part and making sure you tick all the other boxes such as making eye contact, giving your full attention to the meeting and putting your Phone on Silent, the above should help you make an impression that is lasting. At the very least its good practice and sets you apart from the crowd.

So remember to pack your meeting etiquette in your Prada bag, right next to your keys and box of mini mints, when you walk out into the battle field of the meeting room. Lets make it the new accessory for this season’s Spring/Summer!

La etiquette is back ladies and gentlemen!

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