Which one of these scenarios would encourage your new client to work with you? If you can’t make the effort to be professional, you are not likely to make anyone else think you are going to do a great job for them.

1. Client arrives at your office on time – you are just arriving late.

    Client has all the paperwork in a file – your paperwork is all over the desk.

    Client has put his phone away – you have to take a call.

2. Client arrives at your office on time – you welcome them with a smile and a handshake.

    Client has all the paperwork in a file – you have a well organized file on your desk.

    Client has put his phone away – you have turned yours on vibrate.

Being professional in your actions is just as important as the talent you bring to your business.

A pro has:

  • A positive manner.
  • Self-discipline
  • Is reliable and dependable.
  • Is proactive.
  • Is prepared.
  • Is organized.
  • Is always on time or early.
  • Communicates clearly.
  • Constantly learns new skills.
  • Put others first.
  • Smiles!