Did I mention no slides? You heard me right: No Slides! I had to start prepping last month…and I have another 3 months to get it down!
You would think preparing for my speech is simple, but this 15 minute talk has a little bit of my speech and a little bit of Jill’s speech…and did I mention there aren’t any slides!
I know you can relate. What do I do with my left hand? I have been working on my speech for about a month. In that time, I am adding, subtracting and having my wife clarify some situations. Now, I am ready to make my PDF file, and continue reading.
You know what? I haven’t started recording myself yet; I just cringe thinking about how I will sound. But, I have to do it, if I want to sound natural to the crowd. If you remember, I practiced this speech for 8 months before delivering it for the first time!
Time Will Tell
OK, I just recorded a few segments…and I was …terrible! I glad I have another 3 months to perfect my talk…and to position my hands better! Imagine if the audiences loved what I had to say and wanted more of my time? And imagine what it would be like to change my speech each time? I could only do 2-4 speeches per year! The audience would show up and be happy to hear me speak, but they wouldn’t know of the troubles I had preparing for my talk.
I won’t tell them!
OK…I loved Las Vegas…but the first night wasn’t good.
I work up at 5:00am to get to the airport and couldn’t sleep on the plane. I arrived at 11:00am and had lunch. The opening meeting was entertaining and got us geared up for the following day. I couldn’t go to the opening reception that night because my mind wasn’t working at all. I got a quick dinner and went to bed. Boy, did I sleep.
At these shows, if I can get just one idea, the show paid for itself. And that dream was fuffilled!
The following morning was great. I scheduled to see Lois Creamer: “How to Make and Keep Your Millions.” I guess the title caught me. In this 45 minute session, I felt like Lois spoke directly to me. She made sense…and she gave me some ideas I can do right away. The big one: have a reason why you are calling that person, and then have questions that you ask to determine if the are qualified. It sounds so simple…so why wasn’t I doing it? I was just leaving my standard VM and nobody was returning my calls. I started to work on it and will have something to use by Tuesday. Thank you for that wonderful tip, Lois.
This one idea was with the trip!
They always tell you that it is easy…It isn’t!
They always tell you that it is simple…It isn’t!
They alway tell you that it takes a few minutes of your time…It doesn’t!
Let me tell you the three things that I learned in the process of moving my hosting from Yahoo to Go Daddy:
1. Do not think it is easy.
2. Be prepared for anything.
3. Don’t yell.
The people at Go Daddy have been great, but it just took some time…about 2 weeks. And as of right now, my site still needs a little work. But it is ALMOST there. My advice:
- Think of the President …and EVERYONE he needs to please on a daily basis.
- Just relax…all will be fine.