Br-r-ring! It's For You
Email this, IM that. Why don’t you just pick up the phone already?
You’re not scared are you?
These days, we send and receive so much information electronically that we’re forgetting how to communicate. Not to mention the time we waste typing back and forth when an actual conversion could wrap things up in 60 seconds. (Unless the person likes to drone on and on, in which case, email and IM are our friends.)
Conversations create personal connections, something we need more of in this impersonal day and age. They also help avoid misunderstandings. Think about it—can text and emoticons really express the subtle nuances of a conversation? How a person says something makes all the difference in the world.
Of course, the best way to connect with someone—or figure out if the person is for real—is to meet face-to-face. Body language says it all.