My Original Speech…was fantastic…

Or so I thought!

This was the SPEECH.  Wait…what’s wrong?   Didn’t you see the pearls of wisdom buried in there?

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 12.54.13 PMMy original speech was awful!

I gave this speech to Jill, hoping she could do more with it.  She took a look at it, but didn’t get back to me.  Fortunately, when I leave my office, I see her, so avoiding me is NOT an option.

She explained “If you want me to turn this into a document you can read, it will take 6 months to do it.”  I realized she must be exaggerating, so I said “Sure.”  Well, 6 months later, I had my speech, ready to go!  Unfortunately, I couldn’t read it.  It took me another 6 months to get to where I could deliver it with inflection.  Luckily,  now, 3 years laters, I am MUCH better…I think!

When I look back on the recording I did when I first delivered my talk, I am amazed how bad I was!  I handed out survey forms looking for what people liked about my presentation.  I was shocked to see that the 80 people at my original presentation LOVED my talk and saw a need to tell others about my journey. I met with each of them and they gave me a lot of input.  That’s how it all started.

Now if you ask Jill, she will give you a more detailed explanation.  Again, compare my speech to the one that that Jill wrote!

Leave a Reply