Friday, July 21, 2006

As Mark Twain Once Said ...

    "There are two types of speakers: those that are nervous and those that are liars."

                                       

     I've never felt that being shy was one of my weak points. Putting myself out there, connecting with people I don't know yet either one on one or in a large group is something I have a lot of experience with. However ... yesterday I had a presentation scheduled that put me a little outside of my comfort zone.

     I won't call it being nervous but I do think I was dreading the moment just a bit. Maybe because it was a corporate obligation or ... maybe not.

      In the job I'm doing now, I meet with perfect strangers in their homes every single day and spend up to 3 hours with them giving a presentation, so it's not like I'm really out of practice or anything.

    All went well, and I actually enjoyed that two hour investment of time. The networking part of it will no doubt pay off in the long run and ... I've got 4 more similar situations to get booked for myself ASAP.

                                                   

 

6 comments:

cneinhorn said...

stepping out of your comfort zone can be nervewracking, good for you that you did it and that you enjoyed it!    

ally123130585918 said...

Glad you enjoyed it ~ and over came your nervousness ~ Ally

lifes2odd said...

I am a very nervous speaker, almost to the point of having an anxiety attack!! Glad you were able to get through it and actually enjoy it at the same time!
Martha :-)

sunflowerkat321 said...

I think the nervousness often dissapates once you get going.  I don't speak frequently in public, but when I do, I relax quickly once I get started.  I also believe that that little bit of dread CAN put your at your best.  I'm glad it went well for you.

suzypwr said...

I used to go in people's homes and give a presentation about taking their kids away....I think yours is much more pleasant!

xoxo

luvmort said...

I have been on stage with a thousand people looking at me and I had to entertain them and it was the easiest thing I ever did.
I can be dumbfounded when I have to talk to someone I don't know one on one. It's rather strange.