A project manager
asked for volunteers
to help with marketing a project.
I set aside time in my busy schedule
A week passed
and I didn’t hear anything.
I figured my help wasn’t needed
and I reallocated that time.
Three weeks later
(a full month after the ask),
the project manager contacted me
about the marketing tasks.
She seemed surprised
that I was no longer available.
No response to a doer
is a no.
She usually won’t waste
more of her time
by contacting you again.
(Why would she?
If you didn’t respond the first time,
you likely won’t respond the second time.)
She’ll simply allocate the resources
If you want a solid, lasting yes,
respond to that yes.