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Best Places for Business Meetings

A recent Robert Half survey of 1,400 Finance Executives (not salespeople) asked the question β€œOther than in the office, what was the location of your most successful business meeting ever?” Here is what they said …

> restaurant (36%)
> trade show or conference (25%)
> sporting event (4%)
> golf course (3%)
> in a car (1%)
> on a trip/plane (1%)
> nowhere else (24%), and
> other/don’t know/refused (4%).

An interesting result I thought … I have long been of the impression that a good breakfast/lunch/dinner conversation can be as (or more) effective as a round of golf, and much more productive (amount of time invested).

Not a popular opinion, and I’ll never change the minds of the golf lovers who will always come up with reasons to take prime work hours and spend them on a golf course!

I think the favorite line is “You can’t beat 4 hours of one-on-one time with a client on the golf course“. I beg to differ … AND it is never 4 hours, if its a tournament it can be all day, at a minimum its 6 hours with travel etc. That is a big investment of time!

Back in August 2006 I wrote a blog entry called Golf … Business Tool or Boondoggle. I haven’t changed my mind.


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4 thoughts on “Best Places for Business Meetings

  1. Sorry … my opinions don't always jive with my friend's opinions, and you golf lovers are in the majority.

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  2. Sorry … my opinions don't always jive with my friend's opinions, and you golf lovers are in the majority.

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