High tech is nice, but high touch is everything. It’s great connecting with people on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and many other Social Media platforms.
But when you can, get together face to face. Start a relationship online and then take it offline.
We’re all busier than ever. With all the traveling I do, it’s easy to not see friends face to face for long periods of time. I don’t like that so I decided to start a new tradition in 2012.
Once a month Karin and I host a dinner party at our home for friends and people we’d like to get to know better. Many of the people we’d like to know better we’ve come to know online through Social Media platforms.
I kinda like the 1950’s kinda feel of a dinner party. We have two or three couples and some singles and they bring their kids. I cook a nice meal and we all have some wine, beer, soda or whatever. We play Trivia Pursuit, ping-pong, Wii, Pictionary or something else fun.
Spending time face to face is a lot different than just reading someone’s Facebook updates, and a great way to maintain relationships. What are you doing in 2012 to connect more deeply with the people you enjoy spending time with?