Thirty Eight.

How to drum up work in a pandemic without being seen as ‘opportunistic’.

This week Frankie Tortora and Steve Folland have a chat in response to a question from consultant and governance expert Gemma Sykes. She says:

“As well as struggling with trying to work with a 6 year old and an 18 month old around — and a lot of my work disappearing over night! — I need help on how to drum up work without sounding opportunistic or seen to be exploiting the situation.

Also, what’s the etiquette on mentioning that working with you means supporting a small business at a time when we’ve been really badly hit and not eligible for government support? I don’t want to sound like I’m begging, particularly with charities whose service users are likely to be badly affected (much much worse than me in many cases) but I also need to feed my kids and pay the mortgage!”

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Take note dear listener! We might swear a bit. This one’s for the parents. To be enjoyed at your desk or once the kiddos are in bed.

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