Friday, May 17, 2013

Paul Drew

I met the legendary Paul Drew in Cleveland when I was a young Program Director.  He was giving seminars for Program Directors.  My station paid for me to go.  Mike McVay, also a Cleveland PD at the time, was also in attendance.  Little did our companies know that Mr. Drew was giving a seminar which included a lengthy discussion on how programmers could get better deals for themselves.  We didn't know that until we arrived. 

What stood out to me from that day was the common theme of the session.  "You don't ask, you don't get".  It seems obvious and
simple, yet how many times do we assume that something would or should come our way when we have neglected to ask for it?  "You don't ask, you don't get".  It never hurts to ask.  You might get a lot more than you might have expected in the first place. 

From that day forward, I learned to ask.  And I got a whole lot more.  Thank you, Paul Drew.