Master the coffee meeting

Coffee meetings are an almost inevitable occurrence in a modern working week, however, they can be difficult to master – meeting an unfamiliar person, in an unfamiliar setting can pose problems for all involved.

With this being said, here are some important tips and tricks that may enable you to become a master of the modern coffee meeting.

1. Don’t trivialise it: while it may be easy to trivialise a coffee meeting, it’s important to put as much time and effort into preparing for it as you would a similar meeting conducted in your office. In this way, you’ll be more likely to achieve something from the meeting, whether it be a pitch to a potential client, or meeting a business colleague;

2. Arrive early: you may find it useful to schedule the meeting in your calendar for 15 minutes earlier than you’ve agreed with the person you’re meeting. This is especially helpful if you’re meeting in an unfamiliar location and may encounter trouble finding the Cafe.

3. Keep on topic: it’s best to work out what you want to get out of the meeting before it starts. As always, be friendly and polite, but try to stick to an agenda – don’t let the social setting distract you from the tasks at hand.


Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 13/01/2014 at 12:00 AM | Categories:


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