Why Face-to-Face Meetings Matter: The Importance of In-Person Interactions

People often ask why face-to-face meetings matter when we can easily communicate through email, text, or even video chat. And while it’s true that technology has made it easier than ever to connect with people from all over the world, there’s still something special about meeting in person. Here are a few reasons why face-to-face meetings matter.

People can more easily connect with each other when they meet in person because they can pick up on nonverbal cues.

It’s easier to build rapport with someone when you can pick up on their nonverbal cues. In-person meetings allow for more opportunities for connection and collaboration. Research has shown that face-to-face interaction is more effective for building relationships, developing trust, and solving problems.

When people meet in person, they can build rapport and trust more easily.

When people meet in person, they can build rapport and trust more easily. You can pick up on social cues, such as body language and tone of voice, that you might miss through email or text. When meeting face-to-face, people are also more likely to be forthcoming with information.

Face-to-face meetings also allow for better collaboration because people can share ideas more easily.

Face-to-face meetings have been declining in recent years as technology has made it easier to communicate without ever having to leave our desks. While this might be more convenient, there are still many good reasons to have face-to-face meetings. One reason is that they allow for better collaboration because people can share ideas more easily. When we’re able to see each other and read each other’s body language, it’s easier to build on each other’s ideas and come up with creative solutions together.

Meet with the Pros!

At The Rostie Group, we can provide the perfect atmosphere for your next in-person meeting.

Our meeting and training rooms, which include the following technology amenities are fit for any after-hours get together.

  • High Speed Wi-Fi
  • 80″ OLED TVs
  • Built-in presentation equipment
  • Videoconference capabilities
  • Conference Phones

These spaces, which range from one person all the way up to 60 people and include both waterfront and city views are sure to be a fit for you and your team.

With direct access to Union Station via the PATH network, our 20 Bay St location makes it easy for you and your guests to arrive at your meeting room without ever stepping outdoors.  Daily and evening parking is also available for those choosing not to take public transit or who are coming from further areas in the GTA.

For more information about our spaces, as well as securing your next reservation, feel free to call 416-214-1840 or email meetings@rostiegroup.com.