I must say, life and it many surprises forced me to do this blog. I am speaking for all PROFESSIONALS today, and the key word is professionals. It is so important, when you make an appointment and you realize you will not be able to make the appointment to call, email or text to cancel. It’s just the right thing to do… I don’t know any other way to say it. It’s just the right thing to do.
Professionals prepare for meetings, they arrive early to make the atmosphere warm and cozy for meetings, they ensure their appearance is professional and inviting for meetings and the block off time from their family, friends and other events for meetings. Most importantly when time is blocked off to meet with a client, we are now losing money for that schedule meetings. Now, frustration has set in and when we decide to change our policy to where we will charge for meetings/consultation, we now have to deal with individuals stating…” Oh they charge to met with them, they must be special or think they are Top of the Line”. YES, I am special…. to my husband, my children and all the clients that I serve everyday and give them 100% of me. The same clients, I denied a meeting with to schedule a meeting with you and you didn’t think to even reach out to cancel. And yes, I am Top of the Line, I’m assuming that's why the appointment was made. We all are Top of the Line, to the clients who seek to do business with us.
Time is valuable, that’s the one thing you can not get back and first impressions is an exchange that work in both directions. If a client makes an appointment and I am late, unprofessional, dressed unprofessionally and etc., that client would more than likely NOT want to do business with me. This works the same for a client who makes an appointments, receives weekly and daily reminders and choose not to contact for cancellation.
To all my colleagues and business professionals…You are Welcome.
To other readers, if this is you or you have done this before…lets just all do better. Respect time, respect the person…It’s just the Right thing to do!
-Be Blessed, Andrea