When a project or idea you're pursuing requires you to connect with a famous person you've not yet met, it can be intimidating. These tips may help you get past the gatekeepers or maybe even the trash bin!
First, put yourself in their shoes. Envision this person receiving 100s of books, CDs, cards, gifts and letters a week from unknown, grateful friends nationwide just like you. They are so busy that, despite their deepest desire to personally respond, help, meet or even greet every person who reaches out to them, they cannot.
The staff has to constantly be answering this question, "In the big scheme of things, understanding God's calling on my boss' life and time, is this new request, book, CD, card, call or whatever, imperative to the fulfillment of God's purposes in their life?"
If not, they say no.
If maybe, they consider it.
If yes, they put you through.
So, your main work occurs before they hear from you: