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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 2 February 8, 2011

Posted by Roger Rickard in Meetings.
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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Why is it important to meet face-to-face?

Psychologically there are a number of positive values about face-to-face meetings that cannot usually be achieved as well through other forms of communication. Here is part two:

2. A big advantage of face-to-face meetings is that they occur in “real-time.” Real-time means that we are all receiving the information at once. Computer generated communications often are delayed because of a variety of reasons: they are not always received; they are sometimes disrupted or delayed by technical problems. Take e-mail as an example. Even if we all received the e-mail communication at the same time, it doesn’t mean we are all able to open and read the e-mail at the same time. One person may be in a meeting, one person may be out sick, one person may be traveling, etc. It is important for all to receive the information in real time; there is no better vehicle than face-to-face meetings.

I NEED YOUR HELP! I am gathering information for a project which I am writing on the value of, and perception of, face-to-face group meetings. The focus is on the group dynamic of meetings and not on one-on-one, face-to-face sales presentations. During each part of this series, I will share a new positive feature about face-to-face meetings. I want to learn from you, the attendee, on what you achieve and receive from attending face-to-face meetings. I want your perception! Your thoughts! Your value!

Any and all comments are welcome. Please feel free to respond publicly here on the blog or privately to roger@reventllc.com.

I want to thank you in advance for your participation in assisting in creating a greater value to face-to-face meetings.



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