Bodyguard Learn How to Build Rapport
By Doc Rogers
As a professional bodyguard you must start building rapport with the client upon arrival, helping the client get comfortable with you and the services you provide. When meeting a new bodyguard for the first time clients may feel a little awkward. Part of your job as a bodyguard is to ensure that your client is relax and enjoys his or her business visit to the city without any problems, risks or delays.
As a bodyguard you must dress at all times as if you are attending a formal function. If you want to earn top dollar, you’ve got to look top dollar. Make your client feel comfortable that he or she is dealing with a well-dressed professional. Again, when meeting the client the next morning remember to smile. It’s such a simple thing to do and it sets the tone for everything. Look your client in the eye, smile and greet him or her professionally. One suggested greeting: “Good morning Mr. or Ms. (client’s name).”
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Executives look for three things in a professional bodyguard:
1. Being treated as a valued client.
2. Being greeted warmly.
3. Being guarded in a safe and professional manner.
To be a successful bodyguard you have to get all three down to a science. Keep safe and God speed.
Doc Rogers is the author of Corporate Executive Protection – A Manual for Inspiring Corporate Bodyguards and president and CEO of International Corporate Executive Protection Ltd. Doc has earned a Ph.D. in Security Administration from Southwest University and he is SE Asia’s leading expert on executive protection and corporate security.