Surviving The Impossibly Short Notice Gig

Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011

By Cory FitzGerald

This is by no means a “how-to” guide. It is merely some useful information I’m inclined to share with those of you out there who will find yourselves on one end of a phone conversation baffled at what you are hearing. You think someone just asked you to pull off the impossible, something that requires days, if not weeks, of planning, meetings, or at least tons of phone calls, budgets, approvals, assistants, department heads, and maybe even—heaven, help us—a site survey. And you were asked to do it in the next 72 hours or less. This is about the moment you realize you’ve just said yes, while you clearly thought, “absolutely-completely-no-way,” but hey, someone is going to do the gig, so it might as well be you, right?

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