As an independent coworker, deciding a place for business meetings can be quite a challenge. Most clients prefer breaking free from the colourless board rooms and venturing out. Some end up good, while some end up being the strangest venues. As much as these odd meeting places get awkward for you, we couldn’t help but bring these situations into the spotlight and find the humour in it.
Let us have a look at the most unusual place to have a business meeting:
At the Gym
Working out while discussing business sure sounds like a time saviour, but having to chat on some serious business, right after a five mile gallop on the treadmill, doesn’t sound like a good idea. No matter how good you are with your communication, resembling a beetroot in a wig after hard exercise is more likely to burst into laughter than serving the purpose of work. The gym sweat, body odour, and the building up rave music in the background add to the awkwardness.
Coffee Shops Starbucks has really become the king of the economical public meeting space with a sequenceof similarly equipped coffee houses cropping up on every block. But meeting your clients over tiny tainted tables, surrounded by students and novelists, is not a good idea as you want to have a serious conversation and make strong points without worrying about getting disturbed by those sitting around you. Starbucks is functional and cheap, but it is not an environment to help you make a strong impression that inspires trust, confidence and devotion.
At a club
Some may not be willing to look for a pub as a safe place to have a meeting, while the daring lot will not shy away from it. There are quite a lot of things that can go wrong with a few pegs involved and awkward situations can arise. But then again, if you are able to deal with it until all get into the happy buzz mood then there is nothing to worry about. Being loud and obnoxious is never very impressive and spilling the beans after a couple of drinks is something you can’t afford to risk. So drinking over a meeting is a big NO.
In your Car
If your business is bags filled with drug, guns, or illegally picked kidneys, then go right ahead. If not, then no way this is a good choice. Imagine you concentrating on what your client is saying while you’re negotiating the traffic? This gets really awkward for your client and if nothing else, he is more likely to lose interest from what you say and judge you on your driving abilities.
It is always better to opt for professional meeting rooms on hire instead of making your client go through strange conditions. Most independent coworkers are switching to the loop of booking coworking spaces, business centers, or meeting rooms.