Nothing can Substitute for Meeting Face to Face

Morning Folks!!


Here is an article from USA Today that helps explain the old way of doing business which just happens to be the most effective way to do business. Sometimes you can reinvent the wheel. Sometimes you can't. Sometimes you don't have to and sometimes the wheel is better than the new invention. How's that for a full circle? But if you don't understand the circle, then you don't understand the wheel. And if you don't understand the wheel, it makes it practically impossible to reinvent. And so we just had another circle. Some ideas are GREAT for a circle. And some ideas DIE in the circle. Do you know the difference when it applies to your business and futures?


I always get a kick when a business owner tells me he is not a salesman and is proud of it. Hello?? If you are in business you MUST be a salesman. It's the #1 job description. Now I do understand that some have a different focus, but these guys still must walk and chew gum.


The Internet has been one of the grandest experiments in history. Never have we seen so much, so quick and so often. Look back the last 10 years. Look at all the new friends and business partners you have met and engaged with over the years. Bet your life would be missing a few colors had you not actually met them and looked into their EYES! Their souls. Their upbringing. Their mindset. That 6th sense you get. Never before in the history of the world were so many folks brought together from such various and far places. Just a few short years ago that was not possible. Living longer means doing more things in a shorter amount of time. Some things are time LOCKED. You can't change those things, but you can change the points inside those locks. Add value and experience and wealth and all the rest.


In the USA article it just kinda gets back to basics. The wheel still works ev en tho their is high speed wireless.


'Most people tell me they try to connect with others by sending their resume to a place online or listing their name in a database that they hope someone influential will see. The odds of them meeting their objective? It doesn't seem promising.


How does listing your name with thousands of others get you noticed, let alone inspire someone to want to know more about you?


Sometimes extraordinary things just happen through pure luck or chance.


But I am certain that when you put yourself in situations where you meet eyeball to eyeball, where you can develop a mutual interest with someone and they experience your enthusiasm, the odds of something extraordinary increase greatly.'


See folks, when you mix certain ingredients together and it is good, it becomes a recipe. You do it EXACTLY the same because the result ALWAYS works. Now there are always 100 chefs in the kitchen that want to add a little of this or a little of that. And it is always great to try ONE different ingredient. And see of you have a better recipe or not. If not, go back to the basic recipe OR you risk destroying the recipe when you try adding the second ingredient without going back to the original. Now you can purposely put 2 new ingredients to a recipe. But if it is still not better, better go back to the standard and start all over again. The original recipe works. As humans we always want to improve. But don't improve without understanding the risk of destroying the original when we start tinkering and forget about where and how it all started.


When things are going off course, always go back to basics and you win!


Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

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6 thoughts on “Nothing can Substitute for Meeting Face to Face

  1. Phil Jensen

    Rick
    Good to hear someone talk about the importance of face to face interaction.
    Anytime I can connect with someone in town and have a good lunch one on one is a very positive experience.
    Thanks for the article.
    Phil

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  2. Anunt

    It’s time to meet the new iPhone 5 face to face today at 1:00pm…see what kind of new ingredients they added…that’s what you’re talking about…right Rick…lol

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  3. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    To go to bed with someone, you must first look them in the eyes.
    This post goes into your top 10 grouping in my opinion.As an investment advisor my closing ratios improved 10 fold when having an eye to eye meeting. Its a primordial instinct that is only released when personally meeting someone. Any C.E.O. worth his salt knows this and uses it to his or her advantage.
    Being on Facebook is not somehow being magically plugged in on a personal basis. Zuck is extremely awkward with personal contacts and it shows in the stock price and in other ways not so evident. Jobs on the other hand relished skin on skin meet ups. It is the reason that Apple is Apple and Facebook is Facebook.
    If you want to do business with the big boys you must meet them personally, not digitally. I understand this better than most because of my own experiences,with the domaining industry. I have never attended a Traffic conference and it has limited my effectiveness with the community itself. I have been a staunch supporter of initiatives that strengthen and not weaken Domain OWNERS, much like you Rick. Notice I capitalized OWNERS, not all the other so called domainers, who have hidden agendas that actually weaken DOMAIN OWNERS direct interests.
    You see we are in an industry with so many undercurrents and associated interests that it is hard to trust certain players. The trust only comes, most often , through personal contact. If you want someone to really trust you, meet them personally.
    Gratefully, Jeff Schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

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  4. Joao

    Apple, which products i like but which company guidance is becoming strange, is suing a polish online grocery store…that doesn´t sell computers (as far as i know), called a.pl
    How’s that for an agenda?

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  5. Goran Duskic

    With all the social media one has difficulties with the personal touch and eye2eye contact. I think this has made face to face meetings even more important and valuable. And as Jeff Schneider wrote about trust… One meeting in live can have greater impact on trust than 10 emails or facebook interaction…

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