If you don’t communicate quickly in a manner that is compelling…
the rest of what you say doesn’t get heard.
You meet another business professional. Or, someone calls you based on a referral and the conversation sometimes goes to, “Hey, let’s meet for coffee” or “Let’s schedule a 1-2-1” (a familiar refrain from those who have been a part of BNI).
So, do you have these types of conversations?
What gets you there and are you excited about or bothered with having to meet someone for a cup of coffee? And, if you’re there, how soon are you wishing to end the get together and get back to work?
Coffee meetings, networking meetings, business meetings, etc. It’s sort of like dating, isn’t it? That immediate impression, does it stick, do you want to hear more? Do you like what you’re hearing? Can you help each other? Or, is it a waste of time?
A good cup of jo
From Jerry Seinfeld, that whole description of “why it’s great to meet someone for a cup of coffee? The ease, the simplicity, the compactness. And that it also obviously gets people talking. You have coffee and for some reason it makes you talk a lot.”
There are a few good coffee quotes, one from comedian Lewis Black. “I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake.” From Howard Shultz, who, as expected but still very tangible, said, “I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create a community.”