In 2 days (less than 2 days) I’ll be standing in front of many of my peers as well as more than a few people that I love and very much admire – and I’m nervous as all get out!
Sure, I’ve spoken in front of crowds before and even crowds a bit larger than this one but I’m not a professional speaker or a communicator by any stretch of the imagination and it takes me a long time to get emotionally and psychologically ready as well as just getting my slides together in a cohesive and understandable way.
In fact, I’m not one to prepare much at all for these things – but for Plywood Presents I’m busting all stops to be as polished as I can be! This is because it’s one of the three skills I wanted to improve on this year that (I feel) directly impact my blogging.
I walked through the entire presentation last Friday with my team and made an attempt to walk through it with my wife last night as well. I’ve been thinking and brainstorming for two months and working on my presentation for two solid weeks.
For many of you who do this for a living this might seem like barely any time at all but for me it’s huge! My wife said it best a week or so ago:
I’ve never seen you prepare for a presentation like this… ever!
And she’s right!
Got Any Words of Wisdom?
I’m at a really humble and open spot when it comes to speaking since it’s obviously outside my core strengths as a person so I’m willing to hear anything and everything from those that have any experience.
Love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and words of wisdom when it comes to preparation, especially in the last few days – I’ll read every single word you’ve got to offer me!
Thanks so much and hopefully you’ve got some personal goals that can help you become a better blogger that aren’t directly related to blogging itself!
And of course, hope to see you there! The speaking lineup is going to be awesome!