What do you do when you’re ‘lost for words’?
Posted by Tony Ozanne at November 16th, 2012
One of my professional colleagues from E4Editor– Peter Horton- has a tag line of ‘when you’re lost for words, we’ll help you find them’. Well this week, not even the amazing writing and proofreading skills of Peter could help me, as I have been lost for words literally! I’ve been sick (and a poor sick male) and have been unable to speak since Tuesday. Not just crackly, but 100% gone- not good.
This caused me ongoing issues in attempting to operate my business in a ‘normal’ manner and resulted in the forced cancellation of client and prospect meetings and appointments. It also saw me attend a networking event, stand up to talk about myself and nothing came out! Not the best networking meeting ever! This now means all my scheduled work for this week needs to be pushed into next week and beyond to catch up, making this week an effective write off. This got me thinking about the solo business owner and how such events impact them and what can they do to prepare for such a crisis?
I would be interested to get your views on these matters:
– can such an event be planned for in a crisis management plan for a solo business owner?
– what are your plans of action if you are struck down by illness?
– is this just a fact of life and business that no action can fix?
– what would you do?
Thankfully, I am now on the road to finding my voice and being me again. It has been a quiet week for me so I will have to be twice as loud next week to catch up perhaps?
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