This is something I've wondered before but, as it seems to happen quite a lot at the moment, it's prompted me to ask - what's the etiquette when it comes to holding open a meeting slot that someone has suggested and then doesn't confirm?
On Monday, a client requested a meeting next week, giving three days/times that worked for her - Monday before 1pm, Tuesday before 11am and Thursday after 1pm.
Only one of those fits with my schedule. I responded saying so and asked her to confirm with a venue, as that would also affect the meeting time. Two days later and I've heard nothing - no response so far to my email or voicemail.
In the meantime, somebody else has requested a meeting within the same timeslot and I've also been asked to participate in a conference call involving 3 other people. What does etiquette say I should do? Should I decline other appointments until I've heard back from Client A? The conference call is difficult to rearrange as it relies on four people being free at the same time - which technically I am, as Client A hasn't come back to me. But if I agree to the call and then she wants to meet during a time I'd indicated I'd be available, that wouldn't be good either....
What do you guys think, or what's the generally accepted behaviour?