Monday, November 03, 2008

Old School Communication

All of the emailing, instant messaging, faxing, and teleconferencing does not replace the effectiveness of communicating face to face.

That is easy to forget.

We spend so much time doing what we are doing now - looking at a computer screen - that we lose the personal touch. Computers are an excellent window, but they don't provide the subtle benefits of intonations, raised eyebrows, and small gestures. They also lack the added message of caring that comes with taking the time to be there.

This week, if you have not already planned to do so, meet in person with one of your business or personal contacts. It may be surprising that you are taking the time to do so, but rest assured the surprise will be pleasant.

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