There's nothing like being in a car for several hours to get to know those people better!
Yesterday, I spent five hours driving from Toledo to Lombard (Chicago) with Megan Coyle Stamos, her dad, Joe Coyle and Josie Freeman. All three were heading to the session for funeral pre-planners that I am presenting at.
Josie and I sat in the back for the trip.
I have met with Josie over coffee previously, but I didn't get the flavor of her humor then. What I found out yesterday is that she is smart, funny, persistent and has resources that support her success. When we got close to Chicago and wanted a good place to eat, Josie called her sister and then was able to direct us immediately. She even knew exactly where to park.
I am really happy that I got this opportunity to get to know the REAL Josie.
What methods have you found that help you to find out the personality nuances of business friends?