Name your method of communication. Use it appropriately for the reason intended. How to best use time to re-acquaint and update?
- Phone? No face time. Never rings. Or it’s a robocall.
- Email? Misread and it can belie the true intent.
- Text? Too short and fast to make any impact.
- Google Hangout is just not the same unless you are hundreds of miles away.
What to do?
Arrange a face to face meeting. That’s just what we did the other day.
She and I are LinkedIn connections, of course! Facebook friends too. We had emailed with referrals and notes on and off for a couple of years. We even ran into each other at a concert by chance.
But we hadn’t seen each other (eyes to eyes) or spent quality time for a long time and much had transpired in our personal and business lives since.
She was back in town and we made the meet up commitment.
I secured a corner seating area in a quiet, convenient location. She was happy to meet me there, on time as I expected, and we proceeded to catch up.
A very warm conversation. Swapping stories and successes. Discussing near-misses too. Not two gladiators one-upping. Just peers sharing news, ideas and aspirations. Looking out for more ways to enrich the relationship…
Take time to meet. You can’t beat it!