I learned early on in my career that if you have the option of either a face-to-face conversation or an e-mail, face-to-face conversations are nearly always preferable for the myriad of other side benefits they offer.
The focus on this kind of meeting plan is on having better meetings; meetings where you actually answer the questions you need to answer and solve the problems you need to solve free from distractions and tangents.
Last week our office brought in a speaker to give an L&D Presentation on how to communicate professionally. Because of a schedule conflict I could not attend the session, but a friend and colleague of mine did attend. Afterwards, we went for our normal morning walk (which I find is good for both physical and ...
Anyone working in the technology field who deals with conversions or implementations will tell you that the Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief isn't something that is limited to deaths or divorces; they are also experienced in much the same order by customers who are undergoing a data conversion or a new software implementation.
As soon as you begin a presentation and you turn out to be wrong (in the case of statistics), or unintelligible (in the case of the Jargon Trap), people begin to mentally step back from you. And if they do that, they have lost the message and you have lost the game.