I don't have alot on my October calendar- sort of on purpose..(family stuff)...but I had a couple cooking shows. This one host-to-be that I met at a booth, first rescheduled when I called to do my first coaching call...changed it by 1 week...not a problem- good for me actually! But then she said, can you "Pencil me in also for that Saturday, and I'll let you know which is better?" I was going to call/email her (her phone wasn't working) today to find out what she figured out....since I had another person wanting that date. So I get an email from her tonight saying she needs to reschedule because now she has to go out of town and won't be back until the 11th, so she can't do it. (Show was set for the 14th, or MAYBE the 17th :grumpy. Why she wouldn't be able to still do it was beyond me, but ok. Then she says and "I don't want to do it the week of the state Fair (15th-25th)" .... What??!? Maybe she's in it somehow...(she didn't say that). So she said, let's just push it to the end of October sometime. "I'll call you". Uh... Hold the phone. Never once did she ask me what dates I might have available. So guess what? Besides the fact that it IS inconvenient for me to do the show when SHE wants to....I'm telling her that "I'm sorry, but I'm booked up for the rest of October -( which , now that I look at my calendar, technically, I AM!) So we can do your show in November- here are my open dates still left." I'd rather do it in November for SAT anyway! But also to just push back a wee-bit that it's my calendar, too. I know- some will disagree, but I'm not a consultant to just be walked all over. I have other customers/shows, and a life. I had one host do that to me, and then bail in the end leaving me high-and dry, having spent money. I'm not walking down the same road.