Think meeting people for coffee is a waste of time? Coffee meetings are the best way to build a strong professional network. Regular meetings at someone’s office are boring, and there are usually work-related stresses and distractions. Coffee meetings provide you with 30 minutes of dedicated face-to-face time in a casual environment. With the extra kick that coffee gives you, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great conversation.
Now, 30 minutes might not seem like a lot of time, but it is a dedicated 30 minutes with another individual outside the office. This is more important than you think.