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This is our time video. April 7, 2011

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This is Our Time video prepared for the New York Meetings Industry Exchange (NYMix) sponsored by the Greater New York Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).

Roger is presenting a program entitled, Meetings move Main Street. Click on this link to learn more about this event. http://wp.me/pBLDq-2j
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What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 10 February 18, 2011

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Empowering people to make a difference

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 10:

10.      Face-to-face meetings allow for “side-line” or “side-bar” conversations among individual attendees that are often very valuable. These off-line conversations or discussions help in terms dealing with decisions, understanding or clarifying content, sharing of information, exchanging of ideas, and the discussion of agreeing or disagreeing with issues put forth to name a few. Some argue that this may be one of the greatest values of face-to-face meetings.

I NEED YOUR HELP! What other topics you feel portray the value of face-to-face meetings?

I want your perception! Your thoughts! Your value!

Keep sending me all of your comments as they are all welcome. Please feel free to respond publicly here on the blog or privately to roger@reventllc.com.

Thank you in advance.

Meetings Industry shows it’s economic muscle February 17, 2011

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I was privileged to be at the live press conference today at the National Press Club in Washington, DC reveiling the results of The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy. It was wonderful to see the key industry partners together promoting the value of meetings.  The numbers don’t lie, we (the meetings industry) are a powerful industry and the time has come to act like one.  Look for my upcoming series on: The 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates.

For more information regarding the data from The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy go to: www.meetingsmeanbusiness.com

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 9 February 17, 2011

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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 nine:

9.      What is the norm of the organization? Face-to-face meetings provide strong vehicles for participants to learn the comparative norm of the organization as well as its distinctive culture.  People learn within organizations by observing how others behave and exhibit emotions. These norms provide information such as the value and meaning of showing up on time. How to conduct oneself within the organization. Who has the power within the organization? What is reinforced? What is rewarded? What is punished? These are examples of things people learn in face-to-face meetings, which might not be apparent in electronically-based communication devices.

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!

Keep sending me all of your comments as they are all 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.

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 8 February 16, 2011

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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 eight:

8.      Face-to-face business meetings allow for individual attendees to develop strong social relationships among themselves. There are higher levels of importance to shared activities when facilitated face-to-face. The social bonding and showing of commitment by being fully engaging in mutually meaningful experiences. We can all recall with great clarity whom we were with, and what we shared, when we experienced a meaningful interaction in a group setting. What special shared moments can you remember while attending a face-to-face meeting?

 

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!

Keep sending me all of your comments as they are all 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.

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 7 February 15, 2011

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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 seven:

7.      Face-to-face business meetings allow for individual attendees to evaluate and judge the integrity, reliability, competencies and skill sets of other participants and leaders in ways that are not easily evaluated within computer or virtual methods. It is comparative human nature, people judge people. Do I fit in with this organization? Do we have similar values and standards? Are they worthy of my trust?

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!

Keep sending me all of your comments as they are all 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.

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 6 February 14, 2011

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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 six:

6.      Individual attendees are more inclined to develop social “identities” in terms of group membership with face-to-face contacts. Attending face-to-face meetings help individuals develop clearer understandings of how they themselves “belong” to the organization in which they work. How do they fit in? What is their status among other group members? Most would experience pride when asked to be included in face-to-face meetings with high-level executives or powerful people within organizations. Meetings help organizations define and represent the social entities and relationships within the organization.

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.

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 5 February 11, 2011

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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 five:

5.      Face-to-face meetings provide for participants the opportunities to develop transparency and trust among each other in ways that are not always possible compared to other forms of communication. Trust is the foundation for interpersonal cooperation in organizations and an integral part of how businesses function. Building trust is clearly a function of having repeated personal interactions with one another. One can build trust using computer-based technologies but the research evidence suggests it takes longer to achieve that trust than from 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.

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 4 February 10, 2011

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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 four:

4.     Face-to-face meetings allow opportunities for participants to develop relationships among themselves. They can come in the form of personal favors, promises, understandings, business negotiations, etc. These often cannot be achieved by virtue of other forms of communication because of their personal and or informal nature. Information and resources are not the only things needed for work to get done effectively at meetings; there is a much greater value in the ability to build human networks and the relationships to power them.

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.

What value(s) do we realize as an attendee from meeting face-to-face? Part 3 February 9, 2011

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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 three:

3.    A face-to-face business meeting provides human contact among the attendees. There is a primitive need among human beings for human contact as we are social creatures. In fact, there is much psychological research that supports the proposition that individuals need personal contact with others to satisfy deep primitive psychological needs. Isolation can be harmful, while human contact stimulates the brain. Human contact helps build and reinforce relationship networks that can be increased at a later time through virtual interaction.

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.