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The value of being punctual

By Jacob McKimm

Use punctuality to earn opportunities and build relationships


Jason Mudd talks about an effective cliché regarding being punctual.Being somewhere on time sounds simple, but it has a huge impact. Think of instances where you’ve been punctual in your personal life, such as going to a dinner reservation or a doctor’s visit. By being punctual, you prevented stress that would’ve happened if you were late. Being there on time helped make sure everything went smoothly.


Business is no exception. Punctuality can benefit not only you, but also your client and your relationship with them.


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How being punctual can help you succeed

Punctuality can be vital for securing a client. Simply showing up on time can help decide whether your company gets a client or not. At Axia Public Relations, we’ve earned clients because we were the only PR firm that showed up on time for things like meetings, compared to our competitors.



Being punctual can also help build relationships with existing clients. Being on time tells a current client or customer they are important to you and you want them to succeed – instead of the client merely being a faceless abstract you don’t care about. This’ll help you build a strong relationship with your client or customer, which can lead to huge success.


Being on time isn’t just for things like meetings; it’s also essential for assignments. When it comes to assignments, punctuality helps ensure your company gets things done for the people you work for instead of standing around and wasting your client’s time and money.


Being more punctual

If you want to be more punctual, a good thing to remember when starting out is that it never hurts to be early. No one has ever been in trouble for arriving somewhere early, so there’s no harm in showing up sooner rather than later. 


Wrapping it up

Punctuality is crucial for not only establishing business relations, but also for keeping them. Being on time can secure clients and strengthen your relationship with them. If your company has a habit of being late or barely making it, it’s time to start a crash course to help you start being more punctual.


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McKimm_Jacob-1.jpgClients love Jacob’s speed. Jacob is an inbound marketing-certified webmaster. He earned an integrated communications degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Jacob joined Axia PR as an intern in August 2015 and earned his way into a critical role at our PR agency.

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