Are you going to be late? Just give me a call (preferably not way after we were suppose to meet).
Are you not going to make it this week because of a delay? Just give me a call. In fact you can even text me if you don’t want to talk.
Do you not want to do the job? Just let me know and I will move on. I understand.
Is there a problem with the design? Please call me before you decide to just do whatever. Usually I drew it a specific way for a reason. I do actually know what I am talking about (even though I am a girl).
Do we need to spend more money and/or time on something because of some unforeseen condition? Really just give it to me straight up. I can take it!
What do you get in return? I will stay out of your way while you are doing your work. I won’t get upset when tell me that something isn’t going as planned. In fact I will work with you to come up with a solution. Trust me, I have plenty of other things to worry about. And as an added bonus I might actually recommend you.
P.S. I don’t recommend gossiping about your clients while in a crowded restaurant. It is a small world. We can hear you.