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.”

“OK. Thanks.”

We parted.

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.

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

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