In today’s digitally-ruled world, we almost all if not everything do things online. From communicating, shopping, managing business and all, online is just the most convenient way for us to accomplish things easy breezy. As people get fascinated by the power of the internet, we seem to be ruled by it and forgot the importance of face-to-face interaction.
In the business world, everything is also powered by technology and the internet. Others would now choose to conduct their meeting online through video conference and or audio conference. All transactions are online. They are just pretty dependent on the internet and online transactions. Undoubtedly, the internet is really making things easy, accessible and possible. However, there are effects that are really beneficial from conducting face-to-face meetings that internet cannot replace:
1. Natural and Authentic Conversations
Today, it is easier to create a conversation online and you can engage in this conversation as so long as you can. But the problem is you don’t get to have a natural and real type of conversation. Mainly, because you just chat and when on cam it still doesn’t feel like real.
People still prefer face-to-face encounters to send ideas across. It has more engagement, interaction and intimacy which everyone would favour than just receiving a bunch of emojis.
This same goes out to your business. You should be able to somehow reach out to your team or customers face-to-face and talk to them. After all, it is the best way to discuss business and on how to succeed in this competitive world.
2. Organization of Information and Experience
Beyond communication, communion is brought up. Communion is the deepest way of communication, powerful even without voice and or words. It is the act of sharing feelings and thoughts more on a spiritual and mental level.
Although phone call, email and or text messages are enough to convey messages and information nothing is more powerful than having a face-to-face communication wherein words are supported by feelings, ideas, concepts, gestures, and emotions. Meeting in physical presence is ideally the best for your business. If not really possible, then maybe a video call is more preferable. Do not forget that you have to focus on the communal aspect of your business meetings and offer more than just spoken, words because to begin with, it is the main purpose why you are holding a meeting.
3. Building Confidence and Relationship
Face-to-face meetings or discussions are ideal for more organizational communion. When meetings are more face-to-face, there will be more room for engagement and interaction. Thus, leaders can have the chance to build their confidence and not just confidence but most of all, good relationships. Having a good relationship will definitely result to a good business success and results.
Face-to-face meetings are your chance to showcase your personality and enthusiasm to your team, audience or customers. It is the time for you to build relationships and create opportunities for personal and business growth.