Public Speaking – DOH!

I’m fairly certain that today I gave my 200 ‘professional’ presentation in the Gold Coast which also means I’ve now presented in all States and Territories in Australia.

I originally decided to do work presentations to clients (trustees, lawyers, accountants) to challenge myself. I remember the early days, my heart racing, sweating, the struggle to look at the audience.

These days I rarely think about it unless something unusual is happening like a media / industry controversy or speaking to a room of only lawyers with long memories 🙂

Highlights included:
1) Speaking at Adelaide Oval;
2) Speaking at MCG;
3) Speaking to accountants in Darwin as I was overdress as I was wearing pants and not shorts!

So what have I learned?

Don’t apologise, don’t state how nervous you are and don’t include irrelevant material in your presentation (plus know the subject matter).

So what did I do today? I dropped the microphone when former ironman Trevor Hendy handed over to me and I apologised – DOH!

I suppose I still have a lot to learn.


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A World traveller who has so far experienced 71 countries in this amazing world.
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