I came back from my LA trip last Thanksgiving weekend. The next day on a Monday, I had to do my first presentation ever. It was for the Silicon Valley Bloggers and Writers Group. I attended their meetings for nearly a year and learned most of what I know about blogging and websites from a gentleman named Bill Belew.
He invited me to present my story of signing with a literary agent. I explained in detail about how I started blogging and gave it my personal twist.
I was Super Nervous
I was excited, but nervous about doing the presentation. I had no idea what people would think. I kept thinking what if my presentation ends up being too boring. Or the material I present wouldn’t be useful.
I Just Stopped Thinking and Presented!
There comes a point where your fears can only take so much space in your head. Whether I liked it or not, I could not turn back. I had to do the presentation. I had accepted the invitation and Bill had sent out the official invite. I had to honor the request now.
I stopped thinking and just started presenting! I stopped thinking what others would think or what they should think. I explained my story and did it as if I was telling a group of friends. I just tried to be myself. People asked me questions and I answered the best I could.
I didn’t always know the answer, but I gave the best possible answer and also admitted I didn’t know the full answer at times. Afterwards, several people came up to me to tell me how much they loved my presentation. I was genuinely touched.
I realized I didn’t have to be perfect. People like to connect with YOU and one of the ways to do so was to just be yourself and that includes embracing your imperfections.
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