I have a pretty short work week because I’m leaving Thursday morning for the 4th conference of the year. Can you believe it?! Neither can I. I’m beginning to see a pattern here where I do something a lot after trying it for the first time. Last year I did my first half marathon and followed with 6 more of them. My first conference this April was followed by 3 more. Please lord tell me I’m not about to do a whole bunch of full marathons in 2013! ::shudders::
I’ve been pretty nervous ever since I heard that I was one of the speakers voted on to present using the Ignite format. It’s a 5 minute presentation with 20 auto advancing slides every 15 seconds. Ignite is a different animal with lots of audience interaction and really fun topics. Check out one of my favorites explaining Bollywood in 5 minutes by Meghan Wilker: Bollywood . I admit when I applied that my fearless mentality was more out of ignorance than courage. Just like when I started running, I thought to myself ” That looks challenging” and went for it. I’m such a silly broad. It may not be such a bad thing considering that this attitude has brought me boatloads of rewarding experiences. But holy hell is it nerve wracking before I jump.
Pros: Only 5 minutes to make an ass out of yourself.
Cons: Only 5 minutes to relay your message.
I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll remember all my content and have a good time with it on Friday. But if all else fails at least I know that I’ll have some eye candy to stare at while I talk. Ryan Gosling makes a cameo. Enough said.
On another note AT&T is not updating my order status for the new iphone 5 as quickly as I would have hoped. It is stuck in perpetual limbo otherwise known as “preorder processing” which leaves me in a stupid lurch.
Someone bought my iphone 4 yesterday after only 3 minutes of being live on ebay. Who would’ve thunk it? I need to ship pretty soon. I have no idea when the iphone 5 will arrive so I may be out of contact with the world for a few weeks. Le sigh. It’s my fault for selling before it arrived but I didn’t want to risk having the price to drop.Anyone else in the same situation?
Do you pre-order phones or wait until they are widely available?
Ever present in front of a lot of people? Any tips for me?
Do you jump into things without thinking them through first? How do they turn out usually?
-Road Jane0 Click to Like this Post!