Tomorrow, I am heading out for Las Vegas for the National Speakers Association Winter Conference. This is my first time at the winter conference, so I am not sure what to expect. I just know that the people are kind, generous, and willing to help anyone who has a problem. They are covering a lot of material so I am excited!
They are a fantastic bunch of people and I am excited to see them. I tell you about the conference when I return.
Last week, I got to speak in front of college students.
While I don’t normally get nervous, I was with this group! Oh no: what if I am becoming like ALL the other speakers?
Could this be a fact? I haven’t got nervous since my stroke. What was once a “little benefit” could be gone. While it bothers me a little, I am kind of psyched about getting my old self back. Now before I speak, I won’t be able to eat, I will pace back and forth,…. and I will get chills down my spine. Ok, I won’t do all those things, but I am excited to get my “old self” back.
I just met a guy who I hired at my old company in Hayward, California. Of all the people who I had the privilege of hiring, David was my favorite. We first saw each other AFTER I had my stroke; I don’t remember much about out conversation. David reached out to me a few days ago and we set up a meeting at my favorite Starbucks.
Jill and I were really excited to meet him. Prior to our brief meeting in 2008, we hadn’t seen each other for 17 years! But getting back with David was like old times; I didn’t want it to end. I just laughed and laughed at all the funny things he said.
We spoke about the problems he has gone through, we laughed about the funny things that happened to us and we spoke about our children-the future leaders of the world.
We had spend 1.5 hours with him and we both were sorry to leave. I feel blessed to spend time with someone so special.
Then…after all that…he gave me a lead to call. What a great person!
I have a couple of people who coaching me. Here’ is the suggestion one of them made:
I am deeply touched… because my “coach” wrote:
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! I am sitting her in awe (and a few tears in my eyes too) with pride at seeing you take our conversation, a few of my words and practicing them until it works. I am very proud of you and I can’t wait to find out how this might change your sales call. Who would NOT want to book you!
Will it work? I don’t know…but I am excited to find out!