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First meeting with the owner of my company tomorrow. Any advice?

Asked by Haleth (19561points) December 11th, 2010

The company I work for was bought out by a larger company a little while before I was hired. We just heard that the owner of the parent company will visit all the stores in my area tomorrow, and to be ready for him to have a great visit. I’m definitely excited about meeting him for the first time.

We’ve been working on a lot of new things in the year that I’ve been here. Everyone at the store is working hard to make sure the store looks perfect. In the past, I’ve always worked for much smaller businesses, the kind of place where I’d see the owner just about every day.

I’m 23, just starting out in my career, and I’m really excited about having this job. (After my interview, they told me a big factor in hiring me was my enthusiasm.) How can I make this a great visit and make a strong first impression?

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deliasdancemom's avatar

Be yourself, you sound like an enthusiastic and loyal employee and im sure he will see that :)

zenvelo's avatar

Be honest and straight forward; don’t try to BS him at all. Show how things are focused on the customer having a great experience.

anartist's avatar

He imay be looking to cut stores if he is merging 2 businesses.
Be cheerful, positive with your product, and honest.
Also be ready for whatever happens.

Jeruba's avatar

I remember your question about your interview and the anxiety you expressed when you applied for the job. You got it just by being your genuine and positive self . I don’t think you have a thing to worry about tomorrow. Don’t be intimidated by this person. Your enthusiasm is still working for you, as will a confident smile, a firm handshake, and a pleasant (nongushing) greeting in welcome.

flutherother's avatar

You sound all set for the visit. He knows you are enthusiastic and a hard worker just let him see that you listen to what he says. Having a couple of questions to ask wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Kayak8's avatar

He should see that each customer is treated in the enthusiastic manner you are planning to treat him!

marinelife's avatar

Dress professionally. Smile.

If you get a chance to speak with him, rehearse something you could say about liking your job and the chance to serve customers.

josie's avatar

Ditto @Jeruba
Eye contact, a smile and a firm handshake. What is else is there at an initial meeting?

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