Was I nervous? No…I was looking forward to addressing this team.
I started giving my speech almost 4 years ago. I can not believe it!
In looking back, about 50% of the speech has changed. That is a good thing! Others in the speaking industry say you should continuously update your speech. I change my speech ALMOST every time I deliver it.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t write new items all the time…but I will adjust as things change. And guess what? Since a small part of my speech is different (maybe one line), I still have to practice it to get it right! So I do!
Last week, I delivered my speech to Thrivent Financial. They are a wonderful group and I have been blessed to know them. I was looking at the agenda: I had to fly up to Spokane Washington and then take the shuttle to the C’ouer d’Alene Resort in Idaho. I assumed, the coordinator would book me for the shuttle. When my wife asked about this, I told her we were all set up for it. When she asked me what was my reservation number, I suddenly get concerned! I realized that I didn’t tell the person what time my flight was arriving and she had not book me yet. My wife called the night before and got the last 2 seats on the bus!
I felt REALLY stupid! Did I ever tell you how much I love my wife? She is a ROCKSTAR!