Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thank the GOOD Lord I made it through this!

We had to give ANOTHER presentation today.

There I was.

Standing at the front of the amphitheater with my microphone. Looking out at my audience. With my PowerPoint behind me the size of a movie screen.

There they were. Multiple departments. Assistant Vice Presidents. The EXECUTIVE Vice President. And my CEO. I couldn't miss his bright red sweater slip in the back and take a seat dead center.

My hands began to shake.

The heat began to tingle throughout my body

I felt the rapidly rising cherry-red hue of my face.

I started to sweat.

My heart was pounding so hard, I seriously thought it was going to burst through my chest and fall out on the floor.

My mouth suddenly went completely dry, and I felt like it was full of DRY cotton.

The chunks began to rise to my throat.

I said a little prayer "Jesus, PLEASE help me through this presentation".

Before I knew it, my turn was over, and I handed it to two of my colleagues. All three of us nailed it. I felt so proud. I felt on top of the world. I thanked the Lord over and over again.

Now, it's done. We received so many compliments and our CEO was very impressed...or so he said.

Phew. Now, I can breathe again.


Mandy Rose said...

Congrats! That would make me very nervous too!! Good job!

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Good Job! I'm sure you did fabulous!!

Allison said...

I'm so glad it went well for you!
Congratulations :)

Amber said...

Oh talking in front of people is soo nervewracking. I know the feeling you described well! Sounds like you did a great job on the presentation though!

Being Brazen said...

Well Done!!!

LauraAnn said...

Congrats! I am sure that you are very relieved to have that behind you!

The New Mrs said...

I am sure you did fantastic! :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I'm sure you did really well. Doesn't it feel wonderful to have that weight lifted off your shoulders?

Anonymous said...


Couldn't be more proud of you! We've come so far since our kindy days together, and now you're presenting to CEO's. GO GIRL!

i love you!