This is my first trip of the 2010 season and I’m in town for a day to visit a couple of our clients and to catch up with Debba Haupert of Girlfriendology, one of Collective Bias Social Media Influencer consultants. Pre-warned by Debba of the impending snow storm, I switched to an all wheel drive rental which turned out to be a very capable Hyundai. I drove the 25 miles from CVG to my hotel at Courtyard by Marriott in West Chester. I had a quick 5k run (my running shoes are well traveled but *ahem* sometimes don’t make it out of the suitcase) and met MARS partner Bill Haveron for some dinner and strategy planning.
We chose to walk across the street in the 6 inches of snow to Jag’s Restaurant and settled in for the BCS national championship game. Pretty slick planning if I do say so. This was my second time meeting Bill and it was good to break some bread. We had a great dinner accompanied by a piano player. It’s amazing how some face time can totally build a relationship, Bill and I have now spoken daily about various projects.
Moral of this trip, drop the email (and all the other hyper-ingrained technology) and go see people. It matters, even if you need a coat.