Please raise your hand if you’ve ever wondered what it actually costs to drive to a face to face business meeting?
So all up, you do your own numbers based on your own sales force, but from what I have calculated the costs for just one sales person is nearly $24,000.00/year.
Now multiply that by your sales force and tell me that’s not worth considering?
So what about the value of a real face to face meeting?
I can hear you justifying the expense of running a vehicle to meetings under your breath, “There’s no substitute for a face to face meeting …press the flesh”, etc. I hear you say. I don’t deny there is significant value in “pressing the flesh” however when the relationship has been developed, there is a modern alternative to racking up all that expense and wasted time, and no it’s not Skype because the quality is substandard and you lose that natural conversation style meeting.
If you want an elegant alternative to a flesh pressing business meeting take a look at www.suitebox.com boasting features like:
High quality video & Audio
Recordable for compliance, and 100% accurate recall.
Bring in and share documents into the meeting
Pinch, zoom documents & web pages
Hand control to your counterpart
Even gain a signature to seal the deal.
What you see your recipient sees.
Developed on an iPad but available on browser
It’s like having someone perched on the corner of your desk whilst discussing a document. When it’s signed the email client opens an email to send the signed document to your participant. It really is like child’s play.
Do your own numbers on the costs of 5 business meetings a week and let me know what you come up with? You will need the following numbers from the finance department: