It took me three months to finally come to terms with the worst professional speaking engagement I’ve had of my life. It was really, really bad. I blogged about it here. I almost gave up and stopped speaking completely.
I did pretty good last year, brushing off the dust and getting back into a groove as a professional speaker. I guess what I really did was get some confidence back.
Last month I spoke 13 times in 4 days, and it was awesome. The 12th presentation I did was to the National Speakers Association chapter in Minneapolis. It’s always scary to speak to professional speakers because I feel like they are critiquing my style more than listening to my message.
But I did it, and it went well. How well? Here’s the feedback I got from Gaye Lindfors, president of the NSA Minneapolis chapter:
You hit a home run out of the ballpark this morning.
Your content was relevant and helpful…
Your presentation style was engaging…
And you sent us home with ideas we can start using today.
It was fabulous.
Thank goodness for good people to help us know that we are doing alright!