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You know that saying right? Things come in three's? It's usually associated with bad things, accidents, lost opportunities; not for me, not these past few weeks anyway!
So let's go . . .
1. First corporate gig EVER!!!!
Yep, I tackled my first ever corporate gig and SUCCESS!! I did my job, told my story, emphasized three particular points - all obstacles are surmountable, self belief is most important, and remember, we are all human, and in the process made one of the delegates cry. Cry in a good way!!! Of course.
I will admit, I was slightly more nervous then I usually am, but I kept up my pranayama (yogic breathing - check out my posts on yoga if your curious), and walked on stage ready to rock the room.
2.Fleetwood Mac and the BEST CONCERT EVER!!!!
Yep, immediately after my first ever corporate gig I made my way to Manchester to watch one of the most legendary bands ever to rock this world. Fleetwood Mac were amazing and I am still pinching myself that I have seen Stevie Nicks in the flesh - she is a hero of mine, a real inspiration to my feminist sensibilities. They were, quite literally, the whole package. Every sense was enlivened, the songs were real, alive, vibrant, the imagery metaphorical, bathed in the storytelling process - a true feast for the senses. Do I want to go see Fleetwood Mac again in concert? Hell YES!!!
3. PSA Mega Convention - CREATIVITY FOR EVER!!!
Over this weekend just gone I attended my first ever Professional Speakers Association Convention and boy did it knock my socks off. I also had the added honour to be a finalist in the PSA's Speakerfactor (and yes, it is what it sounds like . . . and X-factor for speakers!). I didn't win, but a friend of mine, Steve, won it and boy did he deserve it!! In the process of doing Speakerfactor, however, my opportunities to connect and network increased four-fold, I can feel the tangibleness of further speaking success, I can taste it, see it, visualise it, and it's all because of this amazing convention!!
Now, I should also acknowledge the saturday just gone .... I was a speaker for Richard McCann's 'ICan the Event.' Richard and his awe-inspiring events need their own special mention. I always feel privileged when Richard asks me to speak for him, he has been a massive support to my speaking career and I admire the socks off him (not literally peeps!!)
So things coming in three's .... and then a special mention .... what can I say peeps - live life, grab all opportunities, and get to know people ..... my three tips for going for that magic three!!
"Your Determination is Limitless"
- Elizabeth Wright