Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meet and Greet. The key to business relationships

With all the social media tools available today, it's easy to ignore one of the most fundamental MO's of doing business... that is meeting your customer in person. Challenging as it may, getting to know someone beyond the basic "buy and sell" conversations is really the heart and soul of building relationships. 

All the social media tools are great: LinkedIn, Facebook, and others. It's part of my daily morning ritual. And with today's busy lifestyle, it saves time tremendously. But when we have a chance to meet in person, those are the precious moments that are so fleeting, and so valuable.