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Whether you are running your own business and starting from scratch or climbing your way up the corporate ladder, there will come a time when you need to travel to network and spread the message of your company.
Learn how to confidently plan your next business trip and make a great impression on all of your business associates.
Travel the right way
Being successful comes down to two things: your professional successes and the professional image you project to the world. Getting a private jet is one of the ways you can project this image of being an accomplished professional instantly. You’ll for sure have that ‘wow’ factor from the moment you arrive.
Using a private jet is also a fantastic way of getting work done to and from your destination. If you have associates traveling with you, the ample space will allow you to work and be extra prepared.
Find a hotel that meets your needs
The hotel you stay in for your business trip needs to be more than just somewhere you rest your head down. A business trip gives you the opportunity to network and build connections. You’ll be meeting all kinds of new people and you never know where that can lead. This means that you will often end up holding unofficial meetings and lunch dates to discuss ideas.
Hosting these in the hotel bar and restaurant where you are staying is ideal. You just have to run down to the lobby to get things started. No unnecessarily hailing a cab or calling an uber needed. Consider booking with one of the most popular hotels for business travelers — they are popular for a reason!
Alongside this, a spacious room with a desk and super-fast Wi-Fi will enable you to work after hours. This way you’ll always be prepared for those extra meetings. PLUS you’ll be seen as a hard worker and who knows where that can lead 😉
First impressions are everything
Taking note of some of the top tips on business attire online is a great way to make a good impression when meeting new and important people.
The standard of the professional industry is to go with neutral and conservative colors. Think black, white, and pastels. These colors are always a safe bet if you are not a fashionista.
However, sticking to this rule too religiously can lead to you blending into the background (and you don’t want that!). SO be sure to put your own unique spin on every outfit you wear. This could be done by wearing chunky, statement jewelry to draw attention to your face and eyes, commanding the attention of the room. A cool belt or colorful shoes could also make you stand out above the rest.
Also, accessorizing with a bag with a funky pattern can add that pop of ‘something special’ you need.
First impressions are important, so making sure you practice your handshake and how to introduce yourself confidently. This can all help with the overall impression you give. Happy travels!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.