Sunday, September 26, 2010

Speaking Of....

It's hard to believe, but even awesome people like me get a little nervous about things.

This week I'm going to be speaking to some groups for the first time since I finished doing presentations for school. Not just one speaking gig, but two in one week.

I'm not that nervous about speaking in front of crowd. I actually love doing that. I thrive off of public attention. The thing I'm nervous about is making myself look like an idiot.

Usually I don't mind looking like an idiot (if you know me, you know that's more than true), but tomorrow I'm speaking at a conference with some very smart people that I really respect. That's what makes me a bit nervous.

On top of that, I'm going for dinner with all of these smart people tonight. I'm almost positive that I'm going to be the youngest and newest to the game at the table. I'm going to be surrounded by a bunch of people who are well known people in the fields of social media, PR, and measurement and analytics. While I like to think that I know what I'm talking about in these areas, these are the people that I've learned from.

It's a bit nerve racking but I'm sure I'll get through it.

If you're interested in knowing where I'm going to speaking at, the first gig (tomorrow) is for Joseph Thornley's Third Tuesday Measurement Matters Conference. This one is going to be a great day full of great info and smart people (myself hopefully included). If you want to check out the full line up for the event just click here.

The second gig is a private one for provincial government workers. If I had more info to give you I would.

Anyways, this should prove to be an interesting and cool week for myself.

Wish me luck.