Classic PCC communications
This is how badly we do communications at Portland Community College.
A really nice guy, a vice president named Wing-Kit Chung, stopped me on the steps of our building a little while ago and asked me, “Hey, would you speak to the Administrative Services group on Aug. 6?”
I shrugged. “Sure.”
Yesterday, while trying to stave off 15 different crises, another friend asked me, “Hey, on Friday, do you want a hand-held mic, a lavaliere or a head-set mic? Also, where do you stand on the issue of a follow-spot?”
A “follow-spot” is a spotlight used for tracking people across a stage.
Like, for instance, a speaker.
I asked her, “How many people are you expecting to be in the room?”
She shrugged. “Four, maybe four-fifty.”
“Four hundred and fifty people?” From the way Wing-Kit had asked, I was thinking, twenty, maybe thirty folks.
My friend nodded.
“OK,” I blinked. “Um, hand-held. No follow; they tend to get hot.”
“You got it,” she said.
Aug. 6 is, um, two days away.
I guess I need to think up a speech.