What's the dumbest thing you've said to a prospective client?
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What’s the dumbest thing you’ve said to a prospective client?

In an ideal world, pitching to a potential client is a smooth process. You show them your work, explain your idea, they’re amazed and you’re hired. Simple, right? Sadly not. Pesky human error can creep into your pitch, and before you know it, you’ve said something stupid that will haunt you for years. It’s not the end of the world though. Even the most successful designers are prone to putting their foot in their mouth. One of the best ways to get over a blunder is to share it with others and realise that your mistake wasn’t the big deal you thought it was. As well as being good for those struggling with how to network , learning about the misfortune of others is also a great way to put things in perspective – making you think, ‘Thank God I didn’t say THAT’. With this in mind, we asked top designers to share some of the dumbest things they’ve said to a prospective client. And remember, while these might make you cringe, they weren’t career-killers, so go easy on yourself next time you make a slip of the tongue in a professional setting. Adding free extras For Gilly & […]

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