Friday, January 20, 2012
Tip of the Week: Can’t make a speech? Let the club know ASAP
If you are scheduled to give a speech but can’t give it for whatever reason, it’s OK! Please let the club know ASAP by sending a message by “reply all.” If you know or suspect on the Friday before the speech that you won’t be able to attend or ready to present, it would be great for your replacement to have the weekend to write the speech and rehearse. When you cancel the Tuesday before or day of the speech, there is less time for a replacement to prepare. We know there are sometimes last-minute crises that pop up at work on the day of a speech; it happens to all of us, and that’s OK. But if you know or suspect in advance you can’t make it, please give the club as much time as possible to find a replacement and for that replacement to prepare.