Dec. 8, 2010 – Wednesday – Sharjah Toastmasters held their meeting in Rayan Hotel Sharjah. I was slotted to deliver a 20 minutes educational session and had chosen the subject “Made to Stick” a book by Chip and Dan heath.
I was excited for three counts since it was the first time I had created slides with animation and effects. Second , I had been preparing for the past 72 hours and felt the result had come out beyond my expectation. And third, I absolutely believed in the efficacy of the concept of SUCCES from the book “Made to Stick”. I was confident that I knew the subject like the back of my hand and felt that I needn’t prepare more.
My session was post break hence I was intently listening to the project speeches and other role play deliveries hoping to pick up content to connect with the audience… a call back effect. Promptly, after the 10 minutes break, Javed the TMOD introduced me and I jumped into the presentation.
No sooner had I completed 20% my of session, the timer put on the green light, reminding me that I had consumed 90% of my allotted time to present 20% of my presentation. Need I reiterate “Confidence is good but preparation is better” ?