One of the best ways to make a memorable first impression on any potential client is to take them on a client outing. The next time you have an upcoming client meeting or outing, there are a few things you can arrange in advance to ensure you impress all of your existing and potential clients.
While there’s nothing wrong with letting them see your well-appointed facilities, people tend to feel a bit more comfortable out of the work environment. They tend to speak more freely, be open to suggestions, and not feel as though everything you’re doing or saying is strictly for the benefit of closing a sale or merger.
We’ve put together a few ideas to include in your planning process that are specific to the Baltimore area that will be sure to leave a great lasting impression on everyone that attends your next client event.
1. Fine Dining
You’ll be amazed at how far a good meal will take you with your clients. If you take them to some run of the mill chain restaurant, they may feel as though they aren’t worth the extra effort to arrange for a reservation at one of the top restaurants in Baltimore.
With an incredible menu filled with delectable low country cuisine like the lobster bisque and cornmeal-fried oysters, you simply can’t go wrong with a business dinner at Charleston in Harbor East, which has been around for almost two decades. Be prepared to enjoy a long and leisurely dinner, which should give you plenty of time to discuss work.
Another long standing favorite located in Mid-Town Belvedere is The Prime Rib. It’s almost impossible to have a bad experience at this top-notch steakhouse. You and your client will be amazed and delighted by their award winning dishes, and the understated and quiet surroundings are perfect for casual pitches for snagging their business.
2. Take a Bay Cruise
You don’t always have to stay on land to impress your clients. When you consider that Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic, it only makes sense that there would be plenty of harbor cruises to enjoy for fun and work.
For something a bit different, check out Spirit Cruises and one of their all-inclusive corporate cruises. They can host impressive client entertaining events, business dinners, networking events, and even employee outings. Dinner, drinks, and entertainment are all be provided for a truly unique event that will be sure to keep everyone talking and will leave quite the impression on those potential clients you’re trying to secure.
3. Luxury Transportation
If you’re going to be picking up a client from the airport or for dinner, your mode of transportation is the basis for the first opinion they develop of you and your company. Even if you have a high-end automobile, there’s something to be said about springing for chauffeured car service for the event or meeting.
When you use chauffeured car service from ZBest, you have the ability to choose from a wide variety of luxury vehicles that will be driven by the most professional drivers in the city.
Your clients and other work guests will be able to relax and enjoy the drive and you can focus on them instead of the road in front of you. When you can choose from vehicles like the new Chrysler 300 for just you and the client or the Extended Cadillac ESV Platinum Edition SUV for up to four guests, and even stretch limousines, party buses, and shuttle vans, you can rest assured that all your client transportation needs will be met with style.
When you use one of these three ideas for a client outing or meeting in Baltimore, you’re sure to enjoy the success that comes from getting their guaranteed business.
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