Have you ever spoken to someone via e-mail or telephone and thought to your self, how nice it would be to meet the person and be able to place the name with the face? I do. I had the opportunity to meet Gail Perry and Andy Lorenz (of AW naturally) while they were in NJ for the NJSCPA technology show.
It was such a great pleasure to have met Gail and Andy. We got to know each other on a professional, as well as personal level. Now they are no longer e-mail addresses, they are a connection I am happy to have made.....in person!
While technology is great, and we can't seem to live without it, nothing beats making that personal connection with people. We often get so caught up in the day to day grind, that we lose that bond with people.
If the opportunity arises to meet someone that you would otherwise have dealings with over e-mail or telephone - do it. Make the time and make the personal connection. You will be very happy you did. I know I always am.
Face to face still matters in life.