Face to Face Meetings
From time to time I have to travel around the country meeting with business executives and having those fly in/fly out meetings. We can phone nowadays and of course there’s email and also Skype. But having a face to face meeting still has it’s benefits and in my line of work is a very important if tiring. Even in this digital age face to face is still relevant, as you can see here
Building a Rapport
When you meet someone and sit with them, there’s an eye to eye contact, there’s a rapport that develops. You also get instant feedback, you know if someone is not interested in what you have to sell or just don’t like you or you don’t like them. At these face to face meeting, you begin to build a rapport and there’s the beginning of a trust relationship. Your sowing the seeds of a true business relationship. Something that’s very hard to do online or with a phone. Humans are social animals and always will be, you can go into more details here.
My Old Suitcases
I needed a new set of cases. My fifteen year old suitcase were beginning to give me problems.I think that going through all those baggage handling systems, a couple of dozen times a year, has taken its toll. I decided to replace it with a three piece luggage set
Why a three piece set
Why a three piece luggage set? Because it has three matching cases and sometimes my wife travels with me so a three piece set makes perfect sense. My two sons are 22 and 19 years of aged, so I don’t need to worry about them, they can take care of themselves. We can also turn a business trip into a business/pleasure trip. And besides it’s nice to sit next to someone you know on the plane. It works very well.
The benefits of a 3 piece luggage set
Well the main reason is that two cases are better than one. If my wife tags along then three suitcases are better than two.
Then also, conveniently, fit one inside the other when not in use. So when not travelling, they take up the least amount of space.
And finally they are all the same design, color, shape. This makes it easy to spot your luggage as it wanders around the airport carousel, waiting to be collected.
A Luggage Set, Purple in color
This was always going to be tricky. I would always go for black or dark gray. My wife is a bright primary color sort of person. I know she’d like pink luggage set – no way.
So we came to a compromise, I’d do all the due diligence of the various suitcase specs and the color we chose was purple. And I found this link Luggage Sets, Purple most helpful. Purple is not to garish, in my opinion and my wife doesn’t feel that she has to “take ot or leave it”. I think we’re both happy. What purple says about you.
Because I’m a frequent traveller, I’m more in to function that form. The suitcase(s) have to be well made, rugged and thick skinned. They need to be my reliable and just always there for me.
I look for strong zips, tough industrial castors and lots of handles. I prefer spinners to lean-tos and they have to have the new TSA type locks for airport security.
Lastly I at other features like, does it have pockets, both inside and out, compartments inside. Can some or all of the case expand a bit. This last feature can and does come in very useful at times.
Then finally I look at the colors that I can get my new three piece luggage set in. And I glad to say that that was the easy bit of the whole process. Here’s an experts view on luggage in and around airports