The new movie The Social Network depicts Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a visionary and a genius—and you can’t argue with his astounding business success. But the movie also presents him as a person devoid of interpersonal skills–someone who is dependent on technology to communicate.
Many of us are like Mr. Zuckerberg in some respects—we’d rather text, tweet, post or email than call or meet—it’s much easier and faster. But let’s not forget the value of face-to-face communications. Body language, facial expression, and tone of voice are often more important than the words themselves—and that can’t be conveyed through electronic communications.
I recently completed my third “Let’s Talk Real Estate” session—it’s part of our monthly series in which I sit down and talk real estate—face-to-face—with folks thinking about buying, renting, selling or renovating a home in brownstone Brooklyn. Participants have found these complimentary sessions to be “honest,” “straightforward,” and “helpful” as they consider their next step.
Please stop by our next session of “Let’s Talk Real Estate”—this month we’re trying a new time and venue—Tuesday, October 19, from 6 – 8 p.m., at the Brooklyn Wine Exchange. I hope you’ll join us there–for some good old fashioned face-to-face.