It’s easy to make conference calls from almost anywhere. But while they’re convenient, conference calls aren’t the best option for building a relationship.
Such relationships are critical for success in any industry, and are best developed with in-person meetings. Reasons to opt for a face-to-face meeting:
1. Learn more: Deeper, wide-ranging conversations happen in person, not by phone.
2. See non-verbal communications: Assessing participants’ body language relays a wealth of information.
3. Build rapport: Get to know the meeting participants by seeing their office or chatting about non-work topics before or after a meeting.
– Missy Hurley, APR, The Tampa Bay 100