Don’t underestimate the power of showing up. Your schedule is not always within your control. Others may schedule meetings or events earlier or later than you would like. You are being invited for a reason and others want you to attend. If you don’t show up, your absence will be noticed. So if there are meetings outside your regular schedule, check to see if you can bend your personal schedule to attend. If you have a meeting conflict, make sure you know the trade offs of going to/missing the meeting. If you decide not to attend, be courteous and decline early and proactively ask about how you might still be able to add value even though you can’t attend. You don’t want to be out of site, out of mind.