Kick-off meeting? This may be a new term for many of you. Kick-off meeting defines the first meeting with the client. The meeting is named so because as everyone among us may be aware of the fact the first impression is the last impression and a Good Freelancer should be able to make a stupendous impression in the first meeting with clients. One must be fully able to please the client with his/her knowledge at first sight itself. You should be confident that you will 100% get that particular job. Prove your clients not to waste time on any other as you are the best in the market. Show them that the person they are seeking for is sitting right in front of them. Well, sharing some secret tips that could help you in being an impressive soul in the kickoff meeting. These tips will prepare you for the meeting and also you will be aware of the things you must know before the meeting.
You might be thinking that you are a freelancer and is this meeting necessary instead of an on-line one? The answer is off-course yes! You need to work according to client’s convenience. Before providing him any commodity impresses him and discusses all the necessary aspects of the project. Anyways, let’s not waste time and come straight to the points. Listing few important points you must follow to leave an everlasting impression on the clients.
Collect Info about the company
This is an important point as it is necessary to know all the details of the company so it will be easier for you to come to the conclusion that what is the requirement of the company. As this will help you to present your product in client’s taste also you will be acknowledged about the fact that what they are searching in a freelancer. Most important this process will help you to talk only about the topics about their interest preventing you to present something which is not suitable to them.
As you will be aware that portfolio pays an important role for a freelancer. You must not attend the meeting without having your portfolio. Your portfolio should be up to date with your latest work and it must be arranged in a proper order according to their preference. The portfolio should be in hard as well as a soft copy, if it’s a soft copy then it must be in the .PDF format which will help you to show your portfolio to clients instantly using a tablet or something like that. If you choose hard copy as the mean of your portfolio is should be arranged in an impressive file.
You must bring your business card along with you which will leave a professional impression on the client. You can give your Business card to other people attending the meeting which will help you to promote your business. Your business card must be well design which must contain a professional look.
Yes! This is one of the necessary to follow. Decent clothes help you to give a professional look. You must be well groomed so you will look presentable to your client. This step is necessary for the clients who will be having an offline meeting with you.
Your positive attitude will help you to impress the client and when you in meeting you must carefully listen to the client. This indicates that you are respecting him. You must attend the meeting carefully and listen to each and every topic carefully which will help you in getting into the deep details of the project.
You should ask all the question about the project. You can get ready by preparing your question about the project. You should know a lot of things about the project and this will help you with it .
Concluding the meeting
You must know how to end the meeting. You must thank them for giving their precious time to you. You can ask them for a hint for the success of the meeting.
Thus, by following all these steps you will be surely going to impress the client and forcing him to say a clear YES to you.