There’s just something different about an in-person meeting. There is something that you can’t replicate about a team coming to your office and sitting with your people, working through your challenges, and finding the best solution together.

Here are three reasons to have in-person working session with clients.

1. In-person makes a more engaging meeting

Wow! Does it make a difference when you can map everything out in front of people! Many teams love to whiteboard and brainstorm. So when they can start putting the pieces together and get feedback on the fly, the right approaches and solutions seem to reveal themselves and come together quickly.

Plus, when you meet in-person, a miraculous thing happens—phones are down, laptops are closed, and heads are up.

Now, that’s how you want to talk with your clients.

2. Get past surface-level relationships

When you meet remotely you miss all of the in between moments to get to know one another. While it might not seem important to the project, it’s the details that make our working relationships, especially communication, most effective.

In-person, we can learn how you take your coffee, catch you posting a photo of your cute puppy when we all take a water break, or hear all about your recent trip to Rome! We want to know the people we are working with so we can best serve them.

3. A partnership that lasts

When you have seen your partner team’s faces and gotten to know them in person, you’re more likely to have trust moving forward with the project. You’ll see the real, transparent, and genuine side of people—people who want to help. It’s something you can truly see when you interact with in person, especially in an in-person working session.

Having the opportunity to come into your home (office) and work with you in person is something that you should take very seriously. It’s an amazing opportunity to have a great time building a great partnership.

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