I couldn’t think of a good title for this post. I guess it’s kind of a rant. I visited a church in Florida early this year. What seemed to be a very healthy, large church. I got to hang out with the lead pastor and executive pastor for a couple days and I was really impressed with their leadership. Mostly I was impressed with the exec pastor and the way he ran the staff. I was really interested in learning more from him. All in all the trip was awesome and I really looked forward to talking with them again and staying networked.
Fast forward a few weeks. We talked via phone and I told the exec pastor that I really enjoyed my time there and wanted to stay connected and asked if he’d be interested in a phone call every once in a while where I could extract some of his ideas. He was so cool and into it and said something like, “That would be awesome! Just call my secretary and she’ll set up a time when we can talk”. I was stoked!
Fast forward a few months. I’ve called 3 times, left very nice messages with his secretary explaining who I am and what her boss said to me. I get nothing. I’ve also emailed a couple times, and you guessed it, nothing – not even a generic response email. Needless to say I won’t be trying anymore – I don’t want to beg for crying out loud.
I’m not trying to complain – I know everyone’s busy, and not everyone is into networking. But come on bro, just tell it like it is in the first place, then I would have never bugged in the first place.