Importance of Face-to-Face Interaction

KO Advantage Group

I love how I can use my smartphone or laptop to get on a Zoom or Skype meeting. Despite this, though, I’m still a huge believer of face-to-face interactions. As I’m writing this, I’m on my way to attend meetings out in Vancouver and to do some amazing things.

Face-to-Face Meetings Are Back in Style

No More Cold Calling

Sometimes you get a few chapters into a business book and wonder why you are still bothering to turn the pages. My original copy of How to Work a Room has sticky notes all over it. Susan and I have become good friends over the years, and I continue to learn from her.

Face to Face Sales Script Anyone?

Increase Sales

Your dance is your face to face sales script. However at the end, we all have several face to face sales scripts because our dancing partners are always changing. The we are sent to another center of influence with just a tad more leverage.

3 Benefits of Face-to-Face Relationship Selling

Sales and Marketing Management

Teaser: The need for more face-to-face interaction with prospects and clients in this virtual age has never been more important. The need for more face-to-face interaction with prospects and clients in this virtual age has never been more important.

Beyond Face-to-Face: Solving the Digital Practice Problem

Speaker: Bryan Naas, Director of Sales Enablement, Lessonly

Face to Face Interactions Increase Sales

Increase Sales

In this age of high tech where social media has become the way to conduct business, many still fail to recognize the importance of face to face interactions and how they increase sales. A new survey by Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Cisco, entitled Business Leaders’ Views on Interaction revealed the importance of face to face interactions specific to communications and other business leadership concerns.

15 Surprising Stats on Networking and Face-to-Face Communication

Hubspot Sales

This might be the new way to work, but it has its disadvantages. To learn why you should network and meet face-to-face whenever possible, check out these 15 statistics. 41% of networkers want to network more frequently but don’t have enough time.

The Role of Face-to-Face Interaction in the Modern Sales Process

Zoominfo

Modern sales reps rely on a variety of tools and technologies to conduct their work—including email, social media, video chat tools and more. But, even as the B2B sales process becomes increasingly digital, face-to-face meetings still provide certain benefits that no technology can replicate.

How to Master the Fundamentals of Good Face-to-Face Communication

Hyper-Connected Selling

While it’s important to know what to talk about, it’s also important to consider how we interact with others. This is especially important when we engage in a face-to-face conversation with someone. We tend to like people who are like us.

Conducting Business Face to Face or In Person Meetings Still on Top

Increase Sales

Conducting business face to face through in person meetings still tops using technology according to 2011 survey published in the October 2011 edition of The Wire from AirPlus. Yes it is good to see a face through the use of technology based applications like Skype.com.

When is Face-to-Face Instructor-Led Training the Best Option?

The Brooks Group

As it stands, face-to-face instructor-led training still remains the gold standard for developing employees and achieving lasting performance lift and training ROI. In this post we’ll cover exactly what face-to-face instructor-led training is, and when it’s the best option.

4 Ways to Stand Out With Face-to-Face Marketing in a Digital Age [New Data]

Repsly

Though virtual marketing has changed the game dramatically with the rise of social media, it can’t fully replace the value of face-to-face marketing. In today’s digital age, there is one thing technology can’t replace: personal communication. Merchandising

5 Unexpected Ways to Crush Sales Meetings in the Field

Hubspot Sales

Field reps have one major advantage over inside reps: their ability to establish relationships with prospects. It’s far easier to build rapport and trust when you’re sitting across the table from your prospects rather than talking to them through a computer screen.

Making Connections

KO Advantage Group

I want to talk about making connections. Thanks to LinkedIn, Facebook; and friends and clients, meeting new people and connecting with them is easy as pie. Remember, genuine connections and relationship-building comes smoothly and easily in face-to-face interactions.

Understanding the Emotional Intelligence of the Client Conversation

KO Advantage Group

The only way to know the answer to these questions is to ask them. Don't be afraid to get a little bit personal with your meetings, because that’s your edge against your competition. You wouldn’t want to date someone who makes you feel less.

The 30-Day Challenge: How Can You Help Others?

KO Advantage Group

To tell you the truth, I’ve had those points. Roughly three years ago, I gave birth to my wonderful son. That was a beautiful time, but not for my company, which had shrunk down to zero. I almost quit my business; I was ready to. I want to know your story.

Understanding the Value of Face to Face Customer Service

Sales Gravy

There is so much that will change but understanding their value will be a key consideration that corporations need in order to ensure the level of commitment to exhiTrade shows in the future will be unlike anything we have encountered in the past.

Guest Article: Establishing Trust & Rapport in NON Face-to-Face.

Engage Selling

The ROI of Conference Calls vs. Face to Face Meetings

Green Lead's B2B

Ever wonder if your enterprise sales team should be on the road heading to an introductory first meeting with a prospect? Do the results differ if they were to have taken those introductory meetings by phone? Many would say yes, but the data begs to differ.

How To Get Face To Face Over The Phone

Sales Gravy

When you are sitting with a prospect it's much easier to read their body language. You can see the look on their face when they're confused about something you said. You can see the delight when you hit a hot button for them. You can read the shifts

Cold Calling for Introverts

The Science and Art of Selling

An introvert never actually looks forward to cold calling, yet it’s a necessity for successful career in selling. Happily, there are some simple cold calling techniques you as an introvert can use to become much more comfortable, move past your fear and enjoy the positive results you want.

Sales and the art of chitchat

Sales Training Connection

Customers want fresh ideas and creative insights to address their needs that are both new and challenging. Increasingly customers want sales reps to be an advisor they can trust, not simply a product facilitator. This illustrates a desire to talk. Sales Chitchat.

Get your elevator speech right – it matters!

Sales Training Connection

First, there are not an infinite number of questions that you are likely to be asked so planned, short answers for two or three key questions you might hear before visiting a customer’s site. Elevator Speech.

6 tips for delivering bad news to customers

Sales Training Connection

Delivering bad news to customers – not something that makes a salesperson’s day. But it would be unrealistic to think that it is not part of the job. Regardless of how bad the bad news – part of becoming a top sales performer is learning how to deliver bad news skillfully.

Opening sales statements: start right – finish first

Sales Training Connection

But there is a little more to the story. To gain some insights about these considerations we can turn to the art of “writing” for two lessons on crafting opening statements. Some writers overload an opening passage to excite the reader. Opening sales statements.

10 tips for B2B salespeople to win the sales call execution challenge

Sales Training Connection

10 tips to win the sales call execution challenge. As salespeople settle into the new year, analyze their territories and their new comp plans, their focus will begin to shift to individual accounts and how they can achieve their 2014 sales goals.

Asking questions – four traps to avoid

Sales Training Connection

Over the years we’ve had the opportunity to observed hundreds of sales reps making sales calls and have isolated four traps they tend to fall into when asking questions : Interrogating the customer. The simplest way to avoid this trap is not to ask too many yes-no type questions.

3 myths to debunk about opening sales calls

Sales Training Connection

It does not take long to open a sales call , but how you start often determines how you finish. So a good place to start at getting opening right is exposing these dubious practices. The key to opening is not about “breaking the ice.” Opening Sales Statements.

Opening sales statements: start right – finish first – An STC Classic

Sales Training Connection

But there is a little more to the story. To gain some insights about these considerations we can turn to the art of “writing” for two lessons on crafting opening statements. Some writers overload an opening passage to excite the reader.

Face To Face Vs. Telephone Sales – What Does The Market Expect Of Me?

Sales Tips & Techniques

There are many ways to prospect and talk to customers, given the variety of mediums that advances in technology have given to the world. The market expects you to come see them face-to-face, the market expects you to call them on the phone and the market expects you to only enter in through a referral. You can't refer to the market as a general entity, as it is Learn More.

Customers no longer only learn about you from your sales reps

Sales Training Connection

They can learn about a product’s functionality, quality, and pricing before they even go to your web site, let alone talk to a salesperson. Well, one thing we know for sure is when buyers change how they buy; it’s a good idea for salespeople to rethink how they sell.

Why sales people talk too much … and what to do about it

Sales Training Connection

We’ve heard lots of reasons posited like: “this product is great – it will sell itself if I just talk about …” or “my customers tell me they want to know everything about our new …” or “ if I am talking I know the customer will forget about hat objection.” Pre-Call Planning.

5 Payoffs to Asking Questions in Sales Calls

Sales Training Connection

If salespeople are going to bring value, new ideas, and insight to customers, they must understand the business issues and the challenges their customers face. Asking questions leads to more memorable interactions. Asking questions in sales calls.

Remote Coaching or Face to Face Coaching – What’s More Effective? Shattering The Myth of Remote Coaching

Keith Rosen

With more business conducted across online communication platforms and more sales teams operating in a virtual environment, many sales managers question how proficient they can be at coaching their team at a distance—especially if they have never been shown how to do so effectively. Now, I’m certainly not disputing the value of coaching someone face to face and the additional things that can be observed when doing so.

Sales tip – open and closed questions

Sales Training Connection

Questions designed to solicit an explicit answer from the customer. Questions designed to encourage the customer to talk and or for you to develop understanding. I think that sums up our first topic, can we move on to …?”. Sales Tips.

Don’t forget sales call fundamentals – a sales tip

Sales Training Connection

Recently we had a sales training project where we had the opportunity to observe a 50 rep sales team making a series of sales calls. Pre-call planning is important and the first step is to set an objective for the call that makes sense. Sales Tip.

Beware of the seduction of jargon – a sales tip

Sales Training Connection

But from time to time even the best fall prey to the linguistic seduction of jargon. If you turn to our friends at Webster, the short definition of jargon is – “incoherent speech – gibberish.” They don’t know your language and frankly, don’t care to learn it. Sales Tip.

Cold Calling for Introverts

The Science and Art of Selling

An introvert never actually looks forward to cold calling, yet it’s a necessity for successful career in selling. Happily, there are some simple cold calling techniques you as an introvert can use to become much more comfortable, move past your fear and enjoy the positive results you want.

Handling objections and tough questions – it’s useful to distinguish

Sales Training Connection

Sales training programs usually spend time introducing models for handling objections and drilling sales reps on ways to handle the most common ones heard in their sale. In addition to objections sales reps also face tough questions from customers who are simply skeptical.

Selling – The power of potential

Sales Training Connection

When it comes to weaving a persuasive sales narrative, there is no shortage of advice. The folks at the Harvard Business School and Stanford jointly conducted a series of imaginative studies that added a new twist to this key to success. Sales people and the power of potential.