Proposals for busy people – Bobulate
While it may seem presumptuous, proposing — diplomatically — a specific date to a busy person is welcome. “How does 11AM on Tuesday, September 17 work for you?” with proper lead time and an alternate. This specificity is wonderfully refreshing and leaves the door open for an alternate suggestion, or simply a single-word email response:
As a busy person, who is married to an even busier person, I can personally vouch for this approach. When people ask us when we are likely to be available, we always say the best time to propose is either right now (because that’s and easy yes or no question) or a date/time 3 weeks from now (because we are often booked two weeks ahead).