Guys, I’m really tired, so going to make this short. However, I just had to stop in and let you know how much all of your well-wishes, Twitter follows, FB likes and comments here on Compass & Quill just made my day.
You made all the difference for me. This afternoon I was on the verge of panicking, not sure if I would be able to pull off a live presentation in front of a crowd. Before I headed off to set up my computer and meet the members of the New Orleans chapter of ASID at Silk Road Collection, I stopped back in to the blog just for a moment to catch my breath and see if anyone had read my post.
You commented, liked, and helped me calm down and focus on the task at hand, which, by the way, went BEAUTIFULLY.
I presented some pretty hefty social media information to a diverse crowd. I answered questions, got (somewhat) heckled by a luddite, and made the crowd laugh (in that order). Throughout the entire thing, I held my own and didn’t have any blank spots in conversation, do anything too silly, or lose my cool. In the end, I ended up making some new contacts, getting (and giving!) a lot of business cards, and having a few very fun conversations. A couple of people even thanked me for giving “such an entertaining” presentation, and multiple people came up to comment on how something I had said had made them reconsider what they were currently doing online. I even spoke at length with the luddite about her choices, and we came to some agreements about the future of marketing.
It’s really more than I had hoped for, and probably if I’m being honest, more than I thought that I deserved. But it makes me see a little of what people might see in me, and it makes me want to make that little wedge of “me-ness” even bigger and brighter. I’m walking on a rainbow right now, y’all.
Thanks for believing in me first. 🙂