Let me start by expressing my sincerest apologies to the attendees on the Maendeleo Speaker Series organized by the Bridging Staff. I was to speak there on August 25, 2010 (this past Wednesday) on How to Leverage Social Media for their Businesses. I received the invitation last month and had prepared quite the presentation for them but come yesterday, everything fell apart. The day I had marked on my Calendar was the 28th, this coming Saturday, and I had organized everything around this particular date, including attending the burial ceremony of a friend who suddenly passed last week.
It was with this in mind that I traveled to Nakuru this Wednesday to pass my condolences to the wife and kids and I was to travel back either on Friday evening or Saturday morning, well in time to attend and present at the Maendeleo Speaker Series. But come this evening just an hour or so after I got here, Thomas called me telling me they are waiting for me and I was taken aback. I started telling him that I had already sent him my profile as requested thinking that was what he was calling me about. Then he told me no, they were waiting for me to speak. The date was not Saturday but today.
I was taken aback. I apologized profusely and Thomas was very modest in accepting my apology. But I am not sure he understands how bad I really felt. I am writing this today as a public apology. I am usually never late to appointments let alone miss them altogether. If I don’t come through on this, it will eat me up for a long time. I hope to find a way where I can make my presentation. The package I had prepared to present for the day was really quality with a lot of actionable tidbits that I am sure the listeners would have appreciated.
Again, my sincerest apologies… I hope we can amicably come to a resolution that will see me get to present this. It is not in me to simply walk away from a promise.
R.I.P Job, you will be dearly missed.