Meetings: efficient or a waste of time?

Probably one of the biggest changes to the meeting experience has been the advent of online meetings and teleconferences – followed up by videoconferencing. This means that the meetings are held online, and there isn’t any cost for travel/flights, etc.

The video experience is a money saving experience, and the cost of the devices is well and truly absorbed by a larger business in a couple of years. Not so good for the SME market, but it is coming.

Meetings that can be face-to-face enable the people meeting to remember the attendees when talking about particular offerings. For example, my meetings will jog my client’s memory about my product set – usually leading to a few quote requests.

My business is driven by personal contact. It is also a useful tool to allow my partners to network and grow together through common projects. When I set up a meeting, there must be a reason to meet, be it a new technology, promotion or information that is pertinent to the client. I don’t meet for the sake of the meeting.

You can help us (and help yourself)

Small and medium businesses and startups have never needed credible, independent journalism and information more than now.

That’s our job at SmartCompany: to keep you informed with the news, interviews and analysis you need to manage your way through this unprecedented crisis.

Now, there’s a way you can help us keep doing this: by becoming a SmartCompany supporter.

Even a small contribution will help us to keep doing the journalism that keeps Australia’s entrepreneurs informed.

Trending

COMMENTS

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments