How To Impress Your Visiting Clients in 5 Easy Steps
You’ve worked really hard to land that big deal, right? It’s taken months of phone calls, meetings, tenders, contracts, blood, sweat and tears. The deal may be done, the contracts crossed and dotted and the money in the bag, but if you want to keep a big client happy, then it helps to impress them. You can be sure that if you’re not, someone else is in the hope that that deal can be stolen away.
But how do you impress a client everyone wants to impress?
Here are our top 5 ideas.
A VIP BOX AT WEMBLEY
If your client is a football fan then this is the crËme de la crËme. A VIP box at Wembley for a big match, with all the free food and drink they can consume, a bird’s eye view of the game and a meeting with the team afterwards.
Football aficionados can throw in a tour of the stadium and photographs in the dressing room, at a price.
However, do your homework on this one – if your client is a lifelong rugby fan or prefers a sedate game of golf, this might not be for them. And don’t forget to check that the teams playing are in favour – watching Manchester City might not be as much fun when their favourite team is Manchester United…
A CRATE OF VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE
Whether you go Krug, Moët or Verve Cliquot, a crate of champagne may set you back a few pounds, but it will always be well received.
Make sure you choose a good vintage (if you’re not a sommelier, it’s worth talking to one so you don’t end up with a duff year) and be prepared to sign the cheque without raising an eyebrow.
Feeling flush? Pop over to France and pick it up yourself!
Homework is a must again though, if your client is teetotal or a regular in the AA rooms, this may not be as well received as you think!
TICKETS TO THE OPERA
A sure fire sign of good taste, an evening out at the opera is something to be experienced, whether or not you’re a true opera fan.
An expensive seat, with butler service and gold rimmed opera glasses, listening to the emotion and grandeur of the performers on stage will stay in your client’s mind for a long time.
It’s definitely a trip they’ll never forget.
Of course, if your man or woman is more into Metallica than Mozart, they may just remember it for the wrong reasons!
A DAY DRIVING A FERRARI
Whether you go for the speed freak thrills of a Ferrari track day or simply hire a Ferrari for you client to drive around in all day, there aren’t many men or women that wouldn’t love the power involved in this one.
They could be careering round hairpin bends or cruising through town to admiring glances – this gift makes sure that they understand how much they mean to you.
Unless, that is, he or she already owns a Ferrari, in which case it’s like hiring a Polo for your Grandma!
A CHAUFFEUR DRIVEN EXPERIENCE DAY
A day or an evening in a London chauffeur driven car gives the impression that you know your client only deserves the best.
Picked up by chauffeur driven limo and taken to the theatre, or experiencing a luxury chauffeur driven tour of London, your client is sure to enjoy sitting back in luxury with a state of the art sound system, complimentary food and drink and nothing to do but relax and enjoy.
This is the perfect corporate gift for the client who seems to have everything, and shows that you’re not subscribing to stereotypes, not taking anything for granted, and want to give something that will definitely be appreciated and remembered for all the right reasons.
Who is your special client? What would you do to keep (or even get) that contract? As an advert almost said, “They’re Worth It”.