''Being there'' means finding out when and where the real decisions are made and then getting the appropriate people to that meeting. This might mean having one person monitoring a meeting for several weeks just to know what is going on and then, at the appropriate time, bringing in the larger group. ''Being there'' means making a commitment to understanding the system. There is nothing more frustrating than being at the right place, but at the wrong time, or being at the wrong place and missing the real decision.
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