Tag Archives: follow up

The Deafening Noise of Silence

Years ago, when I was making a living (kind of) as a freelance writer, I would send out manuscripts with visions of how it would feel when my pieces were published.  That happened sometimes, but mainly it did not. Not, mind … Continue reading

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Response Rate

Many years ago I was the Director of Corporate Relations at a large, research university.   My corporate contacts complained–sometimes bitterly–about the lack of timely follow up from the university. “Immediately,” they would say to me, “seems to mean sometime after … Continue reading

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Just Saying

There is not much more infuriating than having someone tell you that they will do something and then not do it.  Think your staff, your kids…the members of your board, especially when it comes to fundraising activities. I now spend … Continue reading

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How to Follow Up

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again:  I have a failure of imagine when it comes to  visualizing what people do in their work.  So when my client told me that she “hadn’t had time” to … Continue reading

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