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The Importance of Face to Face Meetings

FACE TO FACE MEETINGS ARE STILL WHERE BUSINESS HAPPENS Social media has taken over OUR LIVES } 1B 3.2 B Facebook users Likes & comments per day 500 M 340 M Twitter users Tweets per day in 150 M 10.2 M Linkedin users Found their job through Linkedin f SPENDING 515 MINUTES on Social Networks a Month The revolution is Extensive Intensive 55% of Americans ages 22% of Americans use 45-54 now have a profile on a social networking site social networking sites more than once a day Everything is also going ***** MOBILE & LOCATION BASED +50% 163% Smartphone shipments since 2011 of US mobile users own a smartphone 35% Use phone to make purchases 74% Use location based services By 2015 more people will access the internet from mobile than from PCs Because we still NEED TO MEET FACE TO FACE ..... Conference Conference The US meetings industry is thriving! $263 1.7 205 1.8 Billion in Million Million Million direct spending jobs support attendees meetings 2011 Event planning is one of the fastest growing occupations, according to the US Bureau of Labor. Jobs projected to increase by 43.7%, four times the national average. 80% of event planners are expecting more events next year. of businessmen believe that 83% developing personal relationships is the key element in doing business 53% believe that video conferencing and web based meetings are a poor substitute to meetings Why are face to face meetings so important? > Better communication ยป Use of body language and facial expressions > Real-time, instant reactions > Human contact > Easier to express humor TRUST. How does social media help networking in real-life? 61% in Connect use LinkedIn to keep in touch with contacts Update 6699 $2.52 70% Share one event share on Facebook worth in ticket sales of eventprofs tweet during their events Z bizzabo www.BIZZABO.COM (see page 17 for source) http://www.bIs.gow/emp/ep_table 103.htm

The Importance of Face to Face Meetings

shared by Bizzabo on Jan 09
Do we still need to meet face to face in the age of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter?



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