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!