At first it seemed like no big deal, but then when considering the big picture, nothing rarely is a big deal. All that is required today is to put one foot in front of the other and push forward. Stand tall and still and breathe. To speak with confidence to an open, spacious room and project sufficiently the words previously written and learnt.
But then, standing there At first it seemed like no big deal, but then… in the centre of the room full of fellows, full to bursting of people waiting to be impressed, it is overwhelming. This is a big deal. It is your reputation on the line, and your manager’s, there are big repercussions if this speech goes wrong. Sponsors and Investors are chomping at the bit, pens poised over cheques, just waiting for you to begin. No! Shake it off, go back to standing still and breathing, go back to speaking with confidence and knowing the speech previously written and learnt.
Rarely are things a truly big deal when considering the bigger picture. Plan for the risks and celebrate when they do not appear.