As the Executive Director of a non-profit organization I am always looking for the best value when it comes to equipment and service. Often it is a struggle to find that one company that can give you both at a level our organization can afford. I am proud to say that for the past 4 years we have been very pleased with Yuma Office Equipment. They worked within our budget, pairing us with the best copying and fax equipment, along with a comprehensive maintenance agreement. Offering same day assistance if something goes wrong, and knowing that their technicians are right here in town has added to my belief that they offer the best value. We appreciate everything that Craig Crossland and his staff do for Hospice of Yuma and recommend Yuma Office Equipment to any business looking to add new copying and faxing equipment.
HOSPICE OF YUMA
Arizona Counseling & Treatment Services
Advancements in technology have provided us with all sorts of innovative new ways to communicate with people. But while these options are convenient and have their pros, they don't eliminate the need to meet in person from time to time.
Most business professionals believe virtual meetings can’t compete with a face-to-face meeting. In a survey by Forbes, 84 percent of business executives said they preferred face-to-face communication. Another survey by Crown Plaza Hotels and Resorts found that 47 percent believe they lost a contract or client because they didn’t spend enough time in person to develop a relationship. So we know face time matters, but why?
A face-to-face meeting makes it easier for you to build trust, which is essential to any business relationship. An in-person meeting provides the opportunity to learn about each other outside of business, allowing for small talk and, ultimately, trust building. You are able to establish more of a connection with your client, and this personal relationship increases the likelihood that they will remain with your company.
So while it’s not a bad thing to send emails to a client or communicate with them via Skype, don’t completely neglect to spend face time with them. The advantages of meeting your clients for a face-to-face visit cannot be dismissed.