Ive got a bee in my bonnet and thought I would share it with you. This week in particular I have found to be a little frustrating is the plain lack of manners that seems prevalent in the local business community. The common courtesy that I feel should be extended to all is that if you are unable to make a business meeting that you let the host know ? At four networking events Ive attended there were unexplained absences and only in a couple of cases did the absentees give reasons for their ‘no-show’
So – where does this leave me with those people ? Well – will I entrust them with my business ? er not likely but more importantly would I feel able to recommend them to my clients, colleagues and friends – unlikely. They are doing damage to their reputation and probably don’t even realise it.
Potentially they are losing business without even knowing it. If I had a lead to give to, say, a website designer I would be much more likely to pass that lead to someone who I knew I could trust to turn-up, that I knew was reliable rather than one who failed to turn-up for what was after all a business meeting.
So the next time you feel like taking a duvet day or just look at a little poor weather outside, remember your greatest client or contact could be waiting at that meeting!
Rant over and if you would like to talk to me about the networking events that I attend drop me a line and we will meet for a coffee ! – I will pay but remember to turn up!