I spoke to a group of 30 in a company this morning. 3 hours long, ok, about 2 1/2 hours. It was nevertheless, long. I had a few bottles of drinks in between, called several timeouts for the toilet. My throat needed it. My bladder needed the relief too.
Happy to report that the talk went well. At the end of it the body language of the listeners were the best signs of approval.
This was a speech I practiced for a long time. One I dragged the most to face, because of the group size and dynamic, which was identical to the one I failed two weeks ago.
I left nothing to chance. I was there a lot earlier, not only that, I even checked out the place yesterday. I doubled the number of slides in my power point, so I do not miss any thoughts. Yes, I brought my laptop along! I practiced to who ever that would listen. I even rehearsed the entire speech to Maki while walking her this morning.
It must be noted that it was not entirely my own credit to stand up from where I fell. Thanks to you, who cheered and lifted me up. You know who you are.