If I am meeting with a current client, I pull the file of their previous print projects so that I can review what we have done for them in the past. In most cases, I know ahead of time if our discussion will be about a brand new project, or if it's something similar to one we have already produced. I check digital files to make sure that I have them, and they are up to date, and I pull previous samples to familarize myself with paper and other details. When I'm meeting with a potential new client, I prepare by asking them to email whatever digital files they might have so that I'll know in advance what the scope of the project is. That allows me to make better recommendations regarding paper and finishing work.