Many of us are old enough to commemorate the days when a customer and an office building were driven out of a cold, gasoline-powered engine. bees are the best in the industry.
Applying today to a customer's office in an expensive gas mirror, on the contrary, can have the opposite effect of treating socially conscientious customers as you move away from the planet for being so selfish and thoughtless.
Certainly there is envy / jealousy / envy
A few years ago, I approached a customer's office in a new car – not confused but simply beautiful. The customer looked out the window and said, "A beautiful car. We have to pay you a lot of money." He said with a frosty smile, but I knew it was upset.
If I had the same belief in North America that people could envy without jealousy, the customer would be more likely to react: "A beautiful machine. It's good to see your business going well."
So if your business is in the UK, be aware … put Bugatti at home and take a gardener instead.
So what does your transportation say?
RollsRoyce or Bentley
Over-the-top movie stars (rented) and fat middle eastern aristocrats (especially when it is super-loaded Bentley and run at an acceleration). Hysterically eccentric, it is only accepted for good taste when it was a model until the 1960s.
Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc.
English footballer, US rapper, little Arabian prince Kardashian. These cars look like a big skateboard, look like Mach 1 and only cockpits with the shortest hair extensions, making them unsuitable for most female stars (although Kim is good at compression).
Successful businessmen in North America, successful executives in England. The majority of Germans and other Western Europeans use Mercedes as a taxi and think that Britons are a hazelnut to treat them with such respect. Be aware when you work in Continental Europe; You might think you have a new colleague who greeted you, but you are probably an amateur taxi driver.
Smart class and good taste. Unlike Audi, BMW (naked and nouveau-rich), Volvo (very boring), Skoda (cheap and nasty), Volkswagen (slightly boring), Ford (snake-oil), always having a neutral socio-economic profile has a tendency. and so on. Audi remained neutral despite the choice of wheels for several members of the English royal family who said a lot about their star power.
Large SUV / 4WD / 4x4s
The owner of a ruthless, wealthy fast-food chain, a slightly suspicious estate agent, an aging athlete or a nervous, 5 & # 39; The 2 "mother looks at the steering wheel that takes her two young children to the nursery. No matter if you sell neutron bombs, solar roof panels or aromatherapy oils like an eco.
Known as "mini-vans" in the US, there are 7 or 8 people in the seat, and you get a small movie or rock star (depending on the door), or a parent of a big family. make sure you remove your baby from the work suit before leaving.
Are you really brave enough to get back into a congregation with a four-wheeled camera that even Noddy and Big Ears won't die? Useful if your client's office is in the center of the city, as you can place it near the trash cans. If you have to manage one, make sure that your work suit has a size pocket so you can hide the wildlife there with your keys and your phone.
A convertible sports car
Very cool if you're young or a) male and / or b) very short hairstyles. It is not cool for women with elegant clothing (hair and makeup slip upwards of 30 mph and end up with a skirt beneath your neck when you get in and out) or middle men trying to prove that they do not suffer from menopause.
Depends. Going on a retro Vespa scooter if you're in the woo-woo industry, but you think your client will think of you if he's in a macho job. a nerd. Honda Goldwing or the great Harley are offensive to your image, but remember that most Easy Rider bike lovers are more than 60 with gray ponytails with beats and ankles everywhere. Make sure it fits your brand name.
15 or 20 years ago, if you go for a business meeting in an expensive suit with bicycle clips and a helmet, the reward will look like goofball. Today, it is seen as eco-friendly and money-saving, an indisputable fact for politicians and industry leaders who are convinced that politicians and paparazzi are going for a walk down Buckingham Palace or on Wall Street. But come true. Going to work or a customer meeting on your bike is going to rain. Never mind the trend; ride on the subway.
My fantasy is … you are told to come to one of these meetings. Hack with him; I want to a Segway, even if I'm sure I'll be right in the first 30 meters. In the meantime, I'll just stick to (a little bored) Volkswagen.
What do you think the wheels say about you and your work?