I hate to say it, but I really thought that I didn’t do very well. It started out with the slides. I fumbled through this:
Can you guess how old I was? (PAUSE ….Wait for someone to say 51) I was 51 years old. That is amazing; I thought it and you said it. (PAUSE) We are in synch…
But I figured I would amaze them with this:
I was a young, healthy, active, non-smoking, non-drinking- mostly non- drinking – normal cholesterol man, just like this guy! (point, Laugh)
The laughs were minimal. I didn’t know what to do!
I made a few other mistakes along the way, but they weren’t intentional. I just couldn’t remember where I was in the talk. You would think that after 500 + times, I would know where I was . Nope.
Maybe that is what they expect? I don’t know. The laughs were minimal, but I did get a standing ovation. I couldn’t believe it! Do people know what to do when they see me fumbling?? Do they think they shouldn’t laugh?
Then Jill delivered a flawless presentation …and she got only a few laughs.
But crowd that gathered around us was filled with people thanking us for sharing our faith. The talk was extremely humbling.
I will find out if I was really HORRIBLE when I speak to my contacts this week. I will let you know.