You are due to present to a potential client first thing tomorrow morning. It’s the final step of a pitch process that’s lasted for 3 months. You’ve got a stomach bug and aren’t sure if you’ll be well enough to attend.

What do you do?

a) Email the client to reschedule. b) Call the client to propose rescheduling. c) Force yourself to go, no matter how you feel.

Option B is correct. Emailing might be fine, but as the meeting is tomorrow, it’s a nice courtesy to give them a call to explain the situation.