A couple of weeks ago I grabbed lunch with Blake Snow. Lots of good conversation, time went by fast, and I was reminded of the importance of getting together in person. Blake has an excellent blog on tech and business at Smoothharold.com. His pro blogging experience has brought a slightly “critical” bent (in his words) to his writing, but getting together reminded me that he’s no less a nice guy for it.
That same week I telephoned a business associate in Salt Lake who I usually email. I was impressed how quickly and effectively a phone call builds rapport. Something about hearing each other’s voices (and just shooting the breeze a bit!) builds the relationship in a way that email can’t.
I don’t see email disappearing any time soon, but note to self: make more phone calls and meet more often.