Live from New York … It’s a phone call!

This morning I was reading the New York Times article “How Much Technology Is Too Much?” on my iPhone. Now I’m blogging with an app, I’ll log on to my digital desktop, check my emails and then … I’ll make old fashioned phone calls.

In the executive search business the phone call, the conversation, is the key ingredient for success. If you’ve been reading this blog you may know that I’m fairly obsessed with relationships. Search is a relational business and I would say all business is relational. Humans are a social, relational species.

I suspect that my love of theatre and improvisation has everything to do with the fact that it is live theatre. Being in the moment with people is intimate.

Creating a live conversation can be a joyous experience of discovery about the other person (and ourselves). Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of technology but maybe next time instead of an email make a phone call instead,

One thought on “Live from New York … It’s a phone call!

  1. I totally agree with you Marian. Every time you encounter another human being and have some kind of dialogue exchange (or maybe not even say anything), you have entered a relationship for however long. My son is a recruiter here in Toronto and he has an amazing gift for being able to talk to anyone, attracking great businesses and finding the right person to fill their employment needs. Normally, I’m petty good myself. I can get on blower and sell anyone or anything to anybody. Here’s the rubb though: I can NOT sell myself re: my show, my work and other mental health related initiatives. What gives with that? And, I find the best way to reach people is through the a phone call, followed up by an email.

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