Nowadays, we have so many mediums of communication that we choose to communicate from behind our screens rather than having a face to face conversation. In some cases, sending a text or an email would seem sufficient, or a phone call would do the job, but in others, you might miss out on some opportunities if you don’t interact in person.
When it comes to work, there are certain scenarios where you’re better off talking to the other person face to face than sending an email.
When The Matter is Serious
It is easier to miscommunicate through an email or text. Your tone might appear different than you intend it to be or you might say something in a way that the other person would interpret differently. So it is ideal to have a face to face conversation, especially when the topic at hand is serious so that the other person can read your emotions and understand you clearly.
When You Want to Convey Your Message Better
Have you seen salespeople sell their products? They do it in person. And have you seen their body language while they are selling their product? Their physical energy is likely to influence potential buyers. When you have an important message to convey, talk to the other person face to face.
When You Want to Form a Connection with The Other Person
When you’re looking to develop a connection with someone, an email or two won’t cut it. People are more likely to respond to phone calls than an email or a text. Suppose you want to arrange a meeting with someone, pick the phone up and give them a follow-up call rather than inviting them through an email alone.
When A Lot of Q/A is Expected
For example, there’s a project you’re working on and either you or the other person is likely to answer or ask questions, it is better to arrange a meeting for this rather than emailing back and forth.
When You Want Someone On Board for A Project
You have a workshop or event coming up and you’re looking for new people, in these cases, an email might not get much attention and you should opt for making a phone call. When you want someone to be involved in an important project, arrange a meeting with them to discuss the matter in detail.