In an effort to cut costs, many businesses such as retailers and banks continue to look for ways to reduce the number of human employees. The ATM or automated teller machine, just as its name states, was originally designed to replace tellers. Major retailers like Walmart and Home Depot encourage you to use self checkout lines. I personally always liked the small amount of human interaction, but it just seems less personal is the way of the future. When you are simply buying supplies for your house the impact overall is minimal. Things change when you are working with an employee, vendor or partner and face to face is limited.
Does Face to Face Make a Difference?
Anytime you carry on a conversation with another human there are many factors which can influence the way a conversation is perceived, to the value of the message being lost. We observe facial expressions, tone of voice, inflection and body language. A recent Harvard Business Review study found that “face-to-face requests were 34 times more effective than emailed ones.” So when you are making important decisions that affect your life, your family or your business, its probably good to do so in person.
One fundamental core value of Red 3 Media continues to be communication. We have always stressed our knowledge and confidence in returning true measurable results to all our clients. Meeting all our clients face to face throughout the year allows us, and you our client, to express feelings, thoughts, ask questions and more. This face to face interaction builds a true relationship and helps up build partnerships instead of clients. Understanding you personally allows us to specifically tailor our services and plans to best meet as many goals as possible each and every month.
What About Face to Face Video Conferencing?
Of course it does. No matter how much innovation, and how hard we may try, no one is inventing more hours in the day. One of the best ways to get more out of your day is with prioritizing so you can work more efficiently. Video conferencing can help you save travel time effectively giving you more hours each week, especially if you have several meetings during the month. There are many options available for video conferencing including stand alone programs, and the feature may actually be currently available with the VOIP system you have in your office now.
Once thing is for certain, a face to face meeting with us at Red 3 Media won’t cost you any additional money. We will meet with you at a time and place convenient for you, including your office or ours. If your current advertising agency does not invest time into meeting with you regularly, are you sure what you are really getting for your money?