Guide to Dealing with International Clients
Some people say that success can really make your life harder than it used to be. There is a theory by a certain Dr Laurence Peter called the Peter Principles which states that every employee, if he does exceptionally well in his job, will soon find himself promoted to a position for which he is not really suited. In your previous position you did well because you were able to easily complete your tasks since you have the capability to do the job. In your new position, there is a whole new set of responsibilities which are more difficult than your previous ones. The new job may be more difficult but there are employees who can still excel in this and you will soon find them promoted to a higher level.
Soon enough you will find yourself in a position which you no longer enjoy and which is completely not within your capability. And then you realize that you were only competent up to the previous job you had. Although people do not get demoted in corporations but there are many employees, through regular promotions, that are not longer effective in their new roles as compared to their previous tasks. However, the corporation still continues to function because those people who have not yet reached their levels of incompetence continue to do well in their jobs. Running your own business is different since there is no hierarchy to speak of. You success if you do well and you suffer if you don’t. But if you are successful in it, you should try to venture in international business.
It should excite you to be meeting people from different parts of the globe. But, you will need to give them a good impression and make them recognize your abilities. To achieve that, here are some thing you need to do.
Booking a jet charter company rather than making them ride a commercial flight is the first step towards making a good first impression. It is expensive yet it is one good way of impressing them so that it will end up with a good business deal. It will then seem not expensive at all if you end up with a good business deal. When choosing a hotel, make sure that your choice can enhance your relationship with them instead of hinder it. Put yourself in their shoes and make arrangement according to how you think they would rather do it for themselves.
You need to research the kind of business guests you will be having. Some people prefer to be in the thick of things while other want a more quiet place where they can relax at the end of the day.