Saturday, January 15, 2005

A Day In The Life: Thursday

All times EST:
  • 6:45 am: Wake, check email, get 15 minutes on the treadmill, shower, pack.

  • 8:30 am: Check out of the hotel; meet cab for ride to client location. Call office from cab.

  • 8:40 am: Arrive client location. Meet client.

  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Client meeting & videoconference. Topic: Engaging corporate communication team around the design of an internal communication measurement approach for the company.

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am: Call office; check and respond to email on phone.

  • 11:00 am - 1:15 pm: Meeting and working lunch with client team to design next steps for implementing communication measurement approach.

  • 1:15 pm: Meet colleague who happens to be at the same client; chat about firm-wide meeting coming up Monday.

  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Meeting & video conference with second set of communication measurement stakeholders.

  • 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Phone conference with HR analysts to discuss research methodology for measurement approach.

  • 3:45 pm: Check office messages and email.

  • 4:00 pm: Meeting with client's boss to update on progress and discuss next steps.

  • 4:15 pm: Debrief with client.

  • 4:30 pm: Adjourn to lobby to wait for taxi; check mail, make some calls.

  • 4:45 pm: Depart client location for Penn Station. Drive down the GW Parkway; enjoy views of Potomac and Washington D. C.

  • 5:15 pm: Arrive Penn Station. Get ticket. Purchase a short cigar and enjoy a smoke outside the station while chatting with wife on the phone and waiting for my train.

  • 6:00 pm: Board Acela and depart Washington. Relax and listen to iPod on the train.

  • 7:35 pm: Arrive home station. Buy some flowers for wife and meet driver. Make trip home.

  • 8:10 pm: Arrive home!

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