Collection Reflections: A Poem (Part I)
Your mind is occupied;
Your brain’s nearly fried.
From the current year’s conference,
Came triumph and success.
As 2014 comes,
You twiddle your thumbs,
And anticipate new beginnings.
Your thoughts have you grinning,
As you dream of booking
Great speakers, currently cooking
Up papers that you can’t ignore.
(Because abstracts cover your floor!)
And you wonder, once more,
Should I open the door
To a better collection process?
If the pricing is modest,
And the system could help us,
Our current practice to assess,
It would be worth the time
To consider the prime
Solutions available to us.
To avoid all the fuss,
Let’s call Omnipress,
See if they can express
Something easier for us to use.
If their system we choose,
It should help us reduce
(Or, better. unloose)
The collection woes that we face.
Each speaker we chase
For a final paper
Is a good indicator
That what we are doing won’t work.
In the new year, we’re tempted to shirk
Collection tasks we’d rather avoid.
With a quick fix, we’d be overjoyed.
So you pick up the phone,
Embrace the unknown,
And dial up your contact Vince.
Words, you’ll find, he doesn’t mince:
He answers your questions,
Accepts your suggestions,
And says he’ll get back to you soon.
Your ED is over the moon!
The RFP is received,
The bid can’t be believed,
Considering the service is stellar.
(This is no robocall teller.)
Soon a contract is signed,
And you’re finally out of the bind!
Look the new year square in the face
Without giving even a trace
Of how much collection once stressed you.
In 2014, it won’t best you.
With Omnipress by your side,
All your tension is nullified.
Check back tomorrow for the poem’s exciting conclusion!
Listen to Gina read Part I –