6 things you need to do when talking to a CEO.
1. Do your homework
Come prepared. Have your stuff ready for a straight forward and simple presentation.
Make it clean and keep it focused.
Don’t waste time, but be social and friendly.
2. Be specific
Keep your focus and come straight to the point.
Say what you want, but don’t use to many words.
3. Ask questions
Respect the knowledge of the CEO and ask for his opinion and advice.
Involve the CEO’s thinking process.
4. Feed their ego
A CEO has to make the though decisions and take the blame if something goes wrong.
Every CEO needs compliments and encouragement. Give it generously.
5. Plan for redirection
Stay open if the conversation leads to another topic.
6. Say thanks
Respect the time and wisdom of the CEO.
Show your gratitude and make him feel good.
What is your experience in talking with a CEO?