I’m anxiously awaiting the delivery of the newest “Minnesota Sporting Journal” issue. Before you see my excited gob holding up the hard-copy (since, no doubt, I will take photos), check out the winter issue here. It just became available to read online.
My article’s on page 13.
Today I went to MSAE’s Speaker Showcase event. And by went, I mean physically. My coherent, social self was left behind, rocking back and forth in a dark corner.
I wasn’t feeling well this morning, but I thought that maybe I was touched with exhaustion (waitressing during the day) and paranoia (since everyone at the parent’s house has been getting sick).
So I got up early and still went.
The venue was filled with delicious looking food, and great people to introduce myself to, but I was pretty lethargic, uncomfortable, and quiet throughout the entire thing. After a few bites of food my stomach would make threats or, my head would get dizzy. So, I didn’t really eat (and there was so much FOOD). Ugh.
Today I was a mentor for the “Girls Going Places” Program.I met some very lovely girls, who no doubt are going to “go places,” and I was so thrilled to have an opportunity to mentor someone (I have the greatest mentor from UWSP).
This morning I went to a WIN breakfast entitled: “Engaging Your Audience For Maximum Impact.” It was led by Sheri Bennefeld, and she did a WONDERFUL job.
She explained the success rates of various speech/presentation delivery methods.
Here are some figures:
A lecture has a 5% retention rate (24 hours after session)
Practice By Doing–75%
and engagement= storytelling!
Remember for your presentation to provide/prioritize what is:
1. NEED TO KNOW (What needs to be delivered)
2. NICE TO KNOW (If you have time)
3. WHERE TO GO (The references/resources for more information)
Thanks Sheri! I’m going to use this information when I’m presenting next week–wish me luck!
Today I planned, prepared, and pushed.
I planned my future book-writing routine, and bought a giant calendar (30 minutes a day deserves a red “x” baby!).
I prepared for future financial shtuff (applied for another dog-walking job).
And I pushed myself (emailed the magazine “American Hunter,” for possible writing opportunities).
Hmm. Not bad.
And now I need to write my book so I can fill this baby up!
Err…April that is.
So, the deadline for my “Minnesota Sporting Journal” article is tomorrow.
I woke up late, putzed around, lost my cat, found my cat, ate a crap ton of oreos, and wrote approximately 500 sloppy first-draft words–yikes.
I don’t get it.
I always do this.
Whelp, guess who’s waking up early tomorrow?
On a positive note, I made a donation to my friend Brooke’s “Bike MS” campaign. All size donations help (there’s a button to put in your own amount on her page).