Conference Calls and Meet-and-Greets

So, I went in to meet and greet today. A nerve-wracking bit of business. Meet-and-greets always seem so forced. What I mean is, I want people to be excited about my projects and me, and it’s hard to generate that in a meet-and-greet. “Meet-and-greets” are also called “generals,” meaning “general meetings.” I think that’s the problem. Excitement is specific. We are not excited by anything general. Think about when you were a kid. You got excited that your best friend was coming over, not that your best friend might come sometime soon. It’s hard to get excited in something called a “general.”

That said, it went well. It was a genial general and they want to read the script. In the end we got exactly what we wanted. That’s exciting.