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