The Art of the Deal - Gleddoch Hotel, Spa & Golf

February 22, 2018

When it comes to business meetings and making deals there are many things to keep in mind.

The first thing to remember is that it’s far better to meet face-to-face, so you need to pick the right location. The key to this is to look at different meeting rooms. Glasgow is an ideal location because it’s a major city and is therefore easily accessible. But it’s not only the location that’s important. To help ensure that your next deal goes well, here are a few useful tips to keep in mind.

Be Prepared

It’s important that you arrive at any meeting with the correct information and know all the details before you travel. Spend some time preparing any notes and questions that need to be raised so you know that you are fully prepared. It’s also imperative that you have the right equipment. If you’re pitching an idea then you may need to have access to a computer and projector so think about this when looking at meeting rooms. Glasgow is not only a great location, it’s also ideal because it is a neutral ground for both parties. At Gleddoch, we have the best facilities to help you with your meeting.

If you will be pitching an idea in order to make a deal then it’s better to practice a couple of times first. Make sure that you know your product or service inside out, including its unique selling point. Ensure that you’re making the right points and don’t forget that face-to-face is always better, so don’t avoid eye contact when you’re talking. You also need to know your audience, so be sure to research who you will be meeting and their role within the organisation. This will help you identify the best way to approach the meeting and will also allow you to tweak your pitch in advance if needed.

Take Note

During the meeting, make sure to take notes of everything that is agreed. It’s easy to assume that other people will remember what’s said, but often, that’s not always the case. It will also give you a point of reference when you come to discuss the deal in greater detail. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if there’s something you’re not sure about. After all, it’s far better to iron out any issues now than to wait until you are further down the road. Not only will this potentially save time, but it will also help to correct any misunderstandings.

Now that you have the right information, your deal should be on track for success. However, if you’re still worried, then keep practising your pitch and don’t forget to approach the deal with an open mind. It’s important to find the right location for your deal, so choose somewhere that’s classy, central and well equipped.

At Gleddoch, we have a variety of meeting rooms as well as the ability to offer you a tailored package to meet your needs. For more information on meeting rooms in Glasgow, please contact our team today.

Gleddoch is an independently owned hotel resort, beautifully located overlooking the Clyde Estuary. Gleddoch boasts 75 bedrooms, an 18 hole championship golf course an elegant banqueting room and a luxury Imperia Spa.

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