Whether you’re trying to WOW a potential new client, or want to keep things fresh with a long-term customer, mixing up the typical coffee meeting can make things interesting! Inviting someone for a meeting that is outside of the box can leave a lasting impression and make you stand out. It shows creativity, spontaneity, and thoughtfulness. Check out these 5 alternatives to a traditional coffee meeting.
- Go for a walk
Walking meetings are a great way to get your steps in throughout the day. It forces you to get out of the office and move around while still being productive. For new clients, it’s a fun way to show them around the city and point out your favourite restaurants and local cafes. It shows your interest and passion for the community your work in. Walking meetings can be done for phone meetings as well. Sometimes pacing or walking laps around the block can help you stay focused and speak more clearly.
- Drink local beer
For those afternoon meetings that fall right around happy hour, take your client to a local pub! The relaxed atmosphere will help you connect on a more personal level and showing off your city’s local brews could spark their interest in coming back for more.
- Get gelato
In Fort Langley, our summer afternoon go-to is gelato! Not everyone wants a hot coffee on a summer afternoon. Gelato is a delicious alternative and choosing a flavour is a fun ice-breaker conversation!
- Watch a sporting event
Taking your client to a sporting event is a unique way to get to know them. Ask them if they have any favourite local teams and impress them with tickets to the next game! Being at a game will get them in their element and help you build your relationship by finding common ground.
- Take a fitness class
Yoga, spin, and barre are all popular fitness trends these days. Nothing gets your creative juices flowing like an increased heart rate and sweat! It’s also an opportunity to show your client that you care about health and wellness.
What are some of your favourite ways to meet with clients? Let us know in the comments below!