We’re in the final 2 weeks before Optimist Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park fundraiser and there’s lots to be done. #1 priority today is to make a cold call.
I hate cold calling! Is there anyone on the planet who likes it? I didn’t think so!
I need to call Randy Sprecher and see if he will make a beverage donation. I can do this. A phone call won’t kill me. (see previous post on how much I hate talking on the phone…)
I also need to call all the radio stations who received a press release. This is a TON and a HALF easier. I love talking to people in the media. I get them. I can offer something valuable and cool, too — interviews with Jim Pickering, Angela Iannone, Tom Reed, Ron Scot Fry, etc. Or even with me. I used to do 99% of the radio interviews for the Faire and thoroughly enjoyed doing it.
Anyone want to call Randy Sprecher for me? Oh, never mind. It’s like eating a live toad first thing in the morning. It guarantees that nothing worse will happen that day. NOT that he’s a toad. OR that I’m expecting a bad day. Oh poo. I’m digging a hole here.
I’m actually putting my fears into funny perspective. It’s easier now to look forward to this phone call. I also just found a picture of him on line and he looks like a really nice, happy, fun guy. I think I’ll keep it up on my laptop screen when I call.
I love Sprecher products. It’s great stuff. Of course, when I say that, it’s going to sound like I’m sucking up. I think that Sprecher epitomizes Milwaukee. It’s a family name on a quality brewing company. And their eagle crest logo rocks.
Raise a toast! Here’s to a great day.
Where’s my toad…?
Susan Scot Fry
I did it! I made the phone call. I didn’t actually get to talk to anyone, but I left a perky message.
It’s hit and miss on the radio station phone calls today. I’m leaving more messages than am getting through to live human beings, but it is a holiday. I should do myself and them a favor and make the rest of these calls tomorrow when there’s a greater chance of connecting.
Now, onto OTHER Brave New World butt kicking!