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Not So Chatty, Man!

On all my school reports, teachers wrote: "Very chatty!" However, as someone who likes to talk, public speaking never fell into the category of things I like to do. Then something out of the ordinary happened, I volunteered to stand up in a room of more than 100 strangers to talk about social media, the area that I have been working in for the past year.

On all my school reports, teachers wrote: “Very chatty!” However, as someone who likes to talk, public speaking never fell into the category of things I like to do. Then something out of the ordinary happened, I volunteered to stand up in a room of more than 100 strangers to talk about social media, the area that I have been working in for the past year.

A somewhat brave moment clouded by insanity you may think, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. After weeks of what seemed like a whirlwind of hard work and editing, all the prep work, promotion and rehearsals were over and the day had finally come.

As the team and I waited nervously for people to come and take their seats, we were pleasantly surprised at the amazing turnout. A wave of excitement from the number of people that had turned up calmed me, if only for a brief moment.

The seminar was a great success and the questions we received from the audience were fantastic. One question in particular, about how you can make money from social media, got us all thinking – I’m sure there will be a blog post about it very soon!

If you attended the seminar, you may have noticed a man standing in the middle of the room videoing our seminar. Well, thanks to him we have now been able to upload the seminar footage to YouTube. Watch the video or download your own copy of our presentation slides from our website.

 


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