I’ve tried to post this a few times today and kept hitting glitches.
Anyway, it’s been a hell of a year. So when I was asked to Talk and Toast at our Holiday Party on Friday (with less than 24 hours notice) I leaned on some things that have gotten me through similar experiences in the past (speaking, audience, meaningful environment).
1) Think about what questions the people listening to you may be asking themselves.
2) Say honest things that make you feel powerful emotions first; because they will feel it the same.
3) Always, make it about them; what they’ve done, what they can do, what opportunities lie ahead.
I didn’t get to practice; so I used my favorite presentation style which ends up showcasing single images that give me a prompt upon which to riff. And when I finished; I realized I could probably share this here. Because some of you may benefit from hearing this too.
Because it’s not just a toast to our team; it’s a toast to all of us who made it through 2020. You’re beautiful people. #iamthankful and #iamgrateful for what our team took on and achieved.
Because you’re beautiful people.cc Boldr