Top Benefits of “Face-to-Face” Meetings”

Posted by Dene / on 05/11/2009 / 0 Comments

From David Gouthro -
The following is a list of reasons/justification for having face-to-face meetings, that will hopefully then require a CAPS keynoter/trainer/ facilitator. You may wish to tick off the reasons that ring truest and most useful to you . . . and use them to persuade your clients to have a face-to-face meeting featuring . . . YOU!

o Discover new revenue opportunities - make unexpected connections
o Greater buy-in and trust in person
o Change of environment - changes thought process
o Face-to-face focuses attention over optimal period of time
o Quicker and cheaper to achieve consensus
o Prevent time and money spent on ‘damage control' among staff who don't meet face-to-face & have cliques
o Getting leadership commitment from people for projects/actions is greater in person
o Breaking with routine allows for creative solution-finding & development
o It's harder to say "no" face-to-face
o Body language can be interpreted in face-to-face
o Synergy of minds has the potential to open new business possibilities
o Opportunities to showcase and practice skills
o Effectively brainstorm new strategies that could increase income
o Better interaction to get to solution
o Feeling of community
o Get through an agreement
o Problem solve more than one issue
o People are more likely to participate
o Eye contact "because eyes are the windows to the soul"
o Save money by informing more people at once
o Chance to ask questions - immediate relevance
o Energy of group - more motivation
o Build trust for long term relationships
o Time away from regular schedule gives a new perspective
o Core message aligned with entire group - gets people on same page
o Fun of sharing - people learn better in groups
o Clear communication to eliminate misunderstandings, answer questions, address problems all at once
o Opportunity to capture insights, ides and thoughts, and create discussion.



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