A strong ability to build relationships can assure your success - whatever field you are in. WHY? Because PEOPLE PREFER TO DO BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE THEY LIKE! Your parents were wrong: success in life actually IS a popularity contest! After all - who wants to hang out with or do business with people they DON'T LIKE?!
FORBES Insights' latest report shows that executives prefer face-to-face meetings. The reasons why they preferred IN PERSON, face-to-face meetings? There is no comparison: * To build STRONGER, more MEANINGFUL business relationships (85%) * Ability to read body language and facial expressions (77%) * More social interaction, ability to bond with co-workers/clients (75%) * Allow for more complex strategic thinking (49%)
Now, I’ve taken the foundation of the principles in the book and expounded on them to apply to today’s tech-obsessed world, when a great business lunch isn’t always an option. There are many alternatives to a business lunch, especially for those who are on a seriously limited budget.
I think it's fascinating to read about etiquette and discover all the little nuances that add grace to a client lunch or business dinner. If you've ever wondered about exactly what to do, pick up a copy of an etiquette book. You'll really find it enjoyable and some of the tips are sure to surprise you!