TIPS ON HOW TO SURVIVE A BUSINESS TRIP

I have traveled many times for business. Once a year I pack my bags for almost 2 weeks and head to different cities for our Annual Meeting. Over the years, I've learned a lot about how to conduct yourself when your on business travel with colleagues. 



 1. IT'S OK TO SAY NO
 You don't have to go out to dinner (room service is my best friend) or out to the bar every night with coworkers. One of my biggest pet peeve are people who go out all night drinking then spending the whole next day complaining and whining. This is not a vacation, it's a business trip. 

2. WATCH WHAT YOU SAY
In my experience, you have colleagues who thrive under pressure and colleagues completely lose it. Tensions run high on business trips and it's a cesspool for gossip. Trust me, I am guilty of this too but stay away from drama! 

3. ALWAYS BE PREPARED
 You never know what disaster is around the corner or who will not follow through with commitments. Be sure you always have all the information and willingness to step up when needed. 

 I just finished my 6th Annual Meeting in San Antonio with my corporate job and let me tell you, every year surprises me...without a doubt something happens that shocks me.

What are you tips to survive a business trip?

4 comments:

  1. I went on my first business trip (a professional conference) this past May. It was such a learning experience, and not just the sessions. Very much a lesson in time management, budgeting your per Diem, networking and socializing, AND making time to decompress and reflect (hide out in your hotel room) while you're there.

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  2. Thanks for sharing, I loved this advice!!

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  3. You are ALWAYS calm under pressure! These are definitely GREAT AND VALUABLE TIPS! :D

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