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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” ?

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