Two weeks ago I attended a BNI meeting in Urbandale. They tell me it's the largest Business Network International group in the Des Moines Metro. The breakfast meeting was well attended and I knew a great many of the thirty plus people there...I've been around awhile.
When it came my turn to address the group I offered them each a gift. I gave each person the business card for Insight on Business the News Hour and said, "I do the only daily, hour-long business broadcast in the Midwest and I would love for you to call me and let's get you on the air to chat a bit about your business. There is no charge."
But, I knew they wouldn't call. I've been doing this business broadcast for years. I knew.
Perhaps having the 11,500+ people who listen to the three stations isn't impressive. Perhaps having us hand each guest their own copy of the recorded broadcast, in podcast form, along with the studio photos so they can share their story beyond the broadcast isn't impressive. Perhaps they figure it's "too good to be true" and it's my way of squeezing out a client relationship. Perhaps they just want to do business with each other.
Or they miss the value or they think we to "toxic talk radio" with "gotcha" questions.
I dunno. Maybe you do. Maybe you can help me understand why the phone sits there and collects...dust. I'm really interested.