The art of the conversation.

I'm slowly making my way along Wapping Wharf which is steadily opening up on the waterfront in Bristol. It is half way from my office and home and is ah-ma-zing. Think local, indi, well sourced, well done food and drink.

Wapping Wharf

Wapping Wharf

Today I got to try Wokyko and some Bao with Gail as we caught up about the next couple of months. We were talking about 2017 (yeah it is only around the corner) and some good old Biz Dev and if our next contact with current and potential clients would be a PDF or a good old fashioned letter with a stamp on it.

Bao from WokyKo

Bao from WokyKo

After our brill brainstorm I pootled off to get the office pooch Woody and we headed out in the rain to meet my business mentor and friend Liz and her pooch Bailey. A good stomp in Leigh Woods was just what I needed, not just to walk off lunch.

As the dogs snuffled in all the beautiful autumn leaves we stumbled onto the conversation of how good it was to talk and how some businesses work in silo even marketing and sales teams supposedly working in the same direction. I commented that due to the now quite heavy rain we could have Skyped but actually nothing beats a face to face chat - something I do worry is a dying art in a world of deadlines and email.

So that new biz PDF may have just become a good old fashioned letter and an offer for a coffee. After all it's good to talk.