Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Alive

I survived my presentation today! I had an audience of 60 people and none of them fell asleep. :) I also received positive feedback and am happy about my performance. Even though I forgot some things and couldn't stick to my time limit of 30 minutes...

The last week or so, my head has been preoccupied with this presentation and I haven't really been able to focus on anything but the presentation. Sunday I spent 4 hours in the office working on my presentation and on Monday I pulled an 11-hour-day at my desk and in the conference room. I felt prepared. But still nervous as h%ll. I don't know what it is, but presentations and other performances (tests in school or competitions) always make me very ill physically. I've been known to throw up before tests in univeristy. I once left my apartment to go to a test and realized, as I was looking my door, that I was only wearing a bra under my jacket...

Today I was shivering and shaking. Couldn't keep my hands, arms or legs still. I was freezing. And had a pulse of 120 bpm. From sitting.

I did good though. I delievered most of what I came for. I made them laugh. And I presented well.

I'll try to remember that next time I'm in for a presentation.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Congrats! What a relief to have finished and have great feedback.

essjay said...

I'm so glad that it went well for you! :kram: It is super hard to get through presentations but like you said, you did well this time and hopefully that will help you be less nervous next time.

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Shelley said...

Don't worry: when you become a famous fashion designer, you can hire others to do your presentations...lol! ;)

Aood job, Anna!

Mona said...

Å! Hör du handklappen från norr? ”Go Anna! Go Anna!”

Kate said...

Congrats on surviving your presentation--those can be so stressful! You must feel a huge weight off your shoulders now. Kram!!

Geek Knitter said...

Presentations make me twitchy as well, I know just how you feel!