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5 Tips For Packing For An Important Business Trip

5 Tips For Packing For An Important Business Trip

When the need comes to go overseas for business, many people forget to bring some of the basics with them since they are considering the trip as a short vacation rather than a business trip. Here’s a packing list to make sure you don’t forget anything.

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One of the first things you should bring is this. Traveling for work is frequently done in order to pitch a potential company client. Make sure you prepare a presentation on a laptop or memory stick and store it somewhere secure so you’re ready to go when you arrive at the meeting. It’s a good idea to develop a backup plan in case your presentation’s technology fails. Print out your pitch so that you can duplicate the pages if necessary and still provide a great presentation to your prospective clients.

Business cards

Even if you’re going to another country for a business meeting, there’s no reason you shouldn’t network while you’re there. Give out business cards to anybody who could be a potential client. For example, if you’re waiting for your hotel room in the lobby and strike up a conversation with someone, offer them your business card to take with them and think about. Getting leads away from home might help your business grow.

Remember when it comes to networking that making a good first impression is important, so looking your best is essential. You should also think about printed metallic business cards for a more professional look that will make an unforgettable first impression for potential clients.

Credit card

Whatever the size of your company, it’s always a good idea to apply for a credit card for those unexpected expenses. Taking your company credit card with you is crucial in case something unexpected occurs while you’re gone and you want emergency funds. For example, if a natural disaster occurs and you are unable to travel home, you will want funds to pay for food and lodging until you are able to return home.

Relaxation tools

Traveling can be stressful for even the most resilient people, so make sure you have something to unwind with at the end of a long day. An iPod with your favourite music on could be a wonderful option to help you relax and unwind after a long day. This may also be beneficial the night before your presentation. Keeping your cool and having a good night’s sleep can help you nail that meeting pitch.

Other essentials to consider when packing

You may be wondering if there’s anything that you can pack to put you ahead of the game for your important business trip. As long as you meet the following criteria, bring your best smile and presentation, you’ll nail securing this new client.

  1. Clothing (including smart attire for your meeting).
  2. Hygiene products.
  3. Camera.  Even when you’re on a business trip, it is an excellent opportunity to photograph places you’ve been and stayed.
  4. If you’re heading somewhere exotic, bring sunscreen.
  5. Laptop cables, phone chargers, and other electrical devices.

When packing for a business meeting, use this checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything crucial. Have fun on your journey!

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