Earlier this week I delivered an online presentation.
I usually shy away from public speaking. It’s scary and nerve wracking, and involves a lot of preparation and practice…
But I committed to doing this one anyway, because I believe: Doing hard and scary things in life builds a stronger and more resilient person.
After the presentation was over, a few cool things happened:
– A bunch of attendees reached out to me with good feedback. (It feels great to help other people!)
– I noticed many things I can improve on personally when presenting. (Improving my flaws is important to me)
– While preparing my slide deck, I researched and found a TON of information that I didn’t know before. (The best way to learn something is to try and teach it)
All in all, the Pros outweigh the Cons when it comes to public speaking. I vow to be more open-minded when opportunities come up in the future!
PS. For all your blogging and writer nerds out there… My presentation was about the lessons I’ve learned writing over 1000 daily emails and short stories. I talked about my writing process, flow and format. I’m considering setting up a free zoom presentation for newbie writers. If you’re interested, shoot me a quick note with your time zone and I’ll see what I can organize. Thanks!