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.
That’s right, I didn’t do anything “Photoworthy.” Unless, of course you count waitressing…and awkwardly waiting on people you grew up with (and making small talk) who very obviously have no idea who you are.
I’ll make it up to ya!
Well, ya’ll know I’m on a bit of a budget. And now that I’m moving into my own place (which means higher rent), I’ve been put back on the schedule for Marie’s. Whoop! (I really am excited. Marie is my best friend’s aunt, aka the crew is practically my second family.)
So I gave myself a pep talk to step back into the waitressing ring.
Kevin sure can fix a mean drink.
And to top the night off, I got to sit on the other side of the bar, and catch up with the wonderful Christine.
Unless you count taking a nap (a 15 minute one at that), I didn’t do anything “Photoworthy.”
I’ll make it up to you–err, me.
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!