Meeting an animation client for the first time can be nerve-wracking for sure, especially if you’re just starting out. There would be so many concerns racing through your mind. You might even be so overwhelmed to the point where your first meeting with an animation client causes you to be more stressed than excited.
Focus on your excitement and follow the tips so you could ace your first animation client meeting:
1. Research, Research, Research!
Showing up to your first meeting knowing vital information about them would give your clients a sense of your professionalism and thoroughness. It would also make them feel valued and important.
2. Dress to Impress
Dressing professionally would give your client the impression that you're a reliable and responsible animator.
3. Build Rapport
Starting some introductory conversation or small talk could help you establish your connection with your animation client.
4. Focus on Your Animation Client
Learn and really grasp their vision for the animation project and make sure you get the full picture of what they want to get out of your animation.
5. Ask Questions About the Animated Video
Make sure to also clarify whatever parts of the animation project you're not clear with. It will benefit you greatly to know everything you need to know before starting the animation.
6. Be Your Wonderful Self
Just be confident in yourself and your animation skills, and that self-confidence will greatly help you when interacting with your clients.