OMG I have a speaking engagement today. My very first (not counting medical/scientific talks). And I am nervous. This is so different from a podcast interview or a platform presentation where all I have to do is essentially explain my slides.
I’m sharing my life and my planning techniques and hopefully in a way that seems interesting and relevant and has some sort of coherent message. I have created an outline and done some practice, but I just don’t know how things are going to land, you know? So basically I’m thrilled to be doing it, AND I can’t wait for it to be done.
(Notably, the audience is legal/tech – I’d be far less intimidated by a group of physicians. Haha. But I’m trying to remind myself that the challenges are probably similar; I mean, I very much know that from all of your comments since readers and listeners come from ALL kinds of fields*. Also I am excited that I found deep in my archives this post (2013!!) from when I went to a work/life balance talk att work that made me want to throw things and then give up. I hope to just . . . NOT be that experience for anyone ever.)
WISH ME LUCK because I so want it to be a success!! I would love to go around proselytizing planning, and I know that the ability to do it again hinges on me doing well.
*Interestingly, the most common career represented in BLPA Round 1? Academics! Many professors of various things, from engineering and medicine to the humanities. So cool and also interesting! There are lots of others (physicians, lawyers, business, teaching, etc) but I found the trend fascinating.
PS: OMG WHAT AM I WEARING? I think maybe this dress . . .
Okay time to practice (and drive to Miami which is its own challenge)!