Business type meetings often make us think of an uptight atmosphere and an unpleasant obligation. Indeed, this sort of thinking often turns out to be not far from reality. But does it have to be this way? There’s nothing stopping us from making a business meeting turn into pleasure and a way to get to know the business partners better in a casual, party type environment. Why throwing such an event at a night club might actually be a good idea?
Every businessman knows how important it is to maintain good relations with business partners. Although it might seem that the relations of that kind mostly depend on what our company has to offer, the reality is that the communication between people as well as mutual sympathy and trust also play a huge role. We are used to do many things indirectly these days: over the phone or by sending an e-mail. Plenty of people really do find this form easier and more convenient, but it’s hard not to notice that it’s also pretty dull and faceless. On the other hand, there’s a lot of people who are tired of such approach and miss the actual face-to-face meetings. It’s only during a direct contact when we are able to tell if our business partner gets our sympathy and trust, and if there’s a genuine connection between us. Sometimes we might be bored of the habit of obsessively separating business and personal relations and simply want to go from the impersonal, formal relations with business partners to slightly closer and more friendly relations.
Of course, in order to win over a potential business partner, we have to organize the meeting as professionally as possible. The first thing our partner will be paying attention to is our appearance – a clean suit and a well-ironed shirt always do the trick here. It is also very important to take care of the actual contents. The best choice is to temporarily „get ourselves in the shoes” of our client and think about what might catch their interest and what type of questions they might ask us. Such tactic makes it much easier to prepare comprehensive, eloquent answers. There’s one more good thing about this type of approach: if our business partner turns out to be rather passive, it is easy for us to take charge. Since we arranged the meeting for a particular reason, we can’t let our partner leave it without getting the key info that we would have to send them later.
Another very important thing is choosing the right venue to host the meeting. Most people go for reliable, yet kind of dull and uninspired solutions, such as conference rooms. Others would rather break the ice by offering a dinner together at a fancy restaurant. Such approach surely has its benefits: it lets us mix business with pleasure and gain a positive impression of our business partners. We can even go a step further and offer a meeting at a gentlemen’s club. It’s an idea that’s gaining popularity and enjoys a growing number of supporters. What are the benefits of such solution?
First and foremost, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the atmosphere that is present during most business related meetings. They’re often accompanied with stress, mutual distrust and a formal vibe. Arranging a get-together at a night club will cause the relaxed, casual atmosphere of the place to rub off on the participants. Not to mention that by offering an unconventional meeting scenario, we show our business partners that such unorthodox solutions are not above us, that we are creative and like to think outside the box. Hanging out at a club helps combine making professional decisions with celebrating them. It also helps turn the relationship from strictly business to slightly more familiar and warmhearted.
A good night club will give us an environment to discuss business matters in peace, while also providing us with fun and entertainment. Introducing a swinging mood can start really early: there are clubs with business options that provide transportation to the venue. Another important attraction is a chance to try delicious food made from fresh, high-quality ingredients. Upscale clubs hire great chefs who can turn even the basic dishes into true masterpieces. The dining experience can obviously be accompanied by high quality alcohols.
A good choice is a club with a wide range of top-notch drinks to offer: from beer to champagne and wine all the way to vodka and whiskey. A cherry on the top would be carefully orchestrated performances by professional dancers. This type of performance not only provides an opportunity to admire female beauty, but also has a lot of artistic value. All of these attractions can turn business meetings from an unpleasant obligation to genuine fun.