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 🙂
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.