I was really excited about going on stage for the first time this year. We got there early so I could set up…an it is a good thing I did. There were a few challenges, but I got most of them worked out. The only thing that was wrong: my mic…it didn’t work!
So I began my talk LOUDLY….but I could stay loud so long. The 120 people could hear me ok..but their were times it could have been louder.
I must admit, I didn’t do as well as normal: I got lost a handful of times and I left a few things out. Even though I have given this same speech over 500 times, I still get lost! The good news: nobody know what I am going to say…except for Jill…and she DOES let’s me know. It’s a good thing I like Jill.
They gave me another standing ovation…and I am grateful for that. Fortunately, I ended strong…but I am still sad that I didn’t give it my best. I guess it shows me I have to work at EVERY speech that I give; speaking doesn’t just naturally happen for me. I am blessed each time I talk to an audience.