The business world today is jammed with deadlines, overstuffed inboxes, and constant reminders — digital and in sticky note format. In a world where technology has made everyone absolutely accessible, it seems as if one trend may be shifting a bit. Meetings are taking a turn for the better, especially when it comes to clients and even some internal colleague discussions.
The days of yesteryear are starting to appear as more people prefer a more casual and friendlier atmosphere to discuss deals, get a new perspective and even make decisions. The perfect venue for these impromptu meetings; your local coffee shop!
Read on for a few benefits of turning your next meeting into a coffee shop meeting.
It’s Hard to Say No to Coffee
Generally speaking — most people will agree to a coffee shop meeting. This type of meeting is quick and doesn’t involve much time. Furthermore, it’s hard to turn down a good cup of coffee — especially when someone else is buying.
Since a coffee shop is a neutral ground, it’s easier for clients to feel more comfortable. You’ll have the opportunity to get a better feel for their needs, agendas, etc. Using a coffee shop as a meeting place typically leads to a further discussion too. A perfect spot to grab a coffee and chat is Culture Craft Coffee and Espresso at The Centre!
Easy to Organize
Your wallet also favors this meeting approach! Coffee shop meetings can be a lot cheaper on an expense report. Furthermore, conference rooms tend to be scarce in some locations. If you’re looking for a great place to meet for an in-person meeting, a coffee shop works perfectly. Plus, you don’t have to worry about reservations.
Coffee shops are known for having Wi-Fi access. If discussions are going well, clients may want to see more about a product or service offering and internet access enables you to provide them with that. If you need to have a meeting with your team, coffee shops can work well for those small internal discussions that allow for a change of scenery and focused conversation outside of the office.
Remember why you chose the coffee shop in the first place! Keep your meeting brief, but also, make sure you listen. You’re in a different environment so clients or colleagues may feel more comfortable to speak their mind. In the end, make certain that you thank the individual for their time. After all, you may find out that you get a lot more accomplished in just twenty minutes.
What’s your go-to coffee choice? Culture Craft Coffee has delicious choices! Share with us in the comments your favorite.
If you enjoyed this post you might also want to read, “The Benefits of Taking Coffee Breaks at Work.”
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