Don’t Take It Personally, but…

…I believe it’s always personal, even if it’s business.

Have you even sent an email with questions you need answered for business matter, only to get just some of them answered? Have you ever sent an urgent email that requires an immediate response in order to meet a deadline? What do you do when you don’t get an answer? Send more emails?

I’m very interested, so please tell me, do you ever just pick up the phone or walk to your colleague’s office to ask the question? Do you find that person on the phone or down the hall more receptive and responsive? My experience is that is nearly always makes whatever your are doing less frustrating when you are interacting with a person in real time…

… because it’s personal.

I’m not denying that technology and media are very important to communicate and conduct business, but like many of us, I get so comfortable in being social with social media, that I might not put enough emphasis on being social face to face.

Ekaterina Walter’s article about the best social network might surprise you:

Best Social Network Ever – A Table And Two Chairs
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Please comment, tweet and share your thoughts about your social media and your best social network.

Arline Melzer is a film producer with a passion to help small businesses with their online video presence, and to help generations preserve and celebrate the times of their lives.

By |2017-06-15T15:08:44+00:00February 26th, 2014|Social Media|4 Comments

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  1. Matt Baier March 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Yes, face to face meetings definitely ARE more effective, but I find it usually takes a lot of email to GET to a face to face meeting.

    • PicturePerfections March 7, 2014 at 11:29 am - Reply

      Good point. But I do think we often rely on a quick email when a more personal approach, even a phone call, would eliminate the need for all the back and forth time consuming and delaying emails.

  2. Gay March 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    There’s room for both. Emailing appts, confirmations and routine matters has freed up valuable time that can now be used for productive face to face meetings. Best of both worlds!

    • PicturePerfections March 7, 2014 at 6:29 pm - Reply

      Agree, absolutely a place for both!

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