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

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