A few weeks back I had a phone call from the lovely Sophie from Stampin’ Up!Â® Office in Sydney. She rang to ask me to do a presentation at the upcoming Sydney Regional Training which was actually last weekend. I had wondered if she’d rung the right person but I did agree to do the presentation. Then after hanging up I did wonder ‘what was I thinking!!”
I figured this would be a good distraction to mum going into full time care and couple of my own health issues.Â So I started on preparation – I was to do a 10 minute presentation on How to run a Catalogue Launch.
I have presented before but it was just a 5 minute workshop wow and this was so different – how on earth am I going to get up infront of 180 or so other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and tell them how to run a Catalogue Launch.
Once I started writing it all seemed to flow and by the time I’d finished I actually had to cut some text as I was over the 10 minutes!
I even took the opportunity to transfer the file onto my iPad to read from. This was a good thing as the monitor to view the powerpoint I’d created wasnt working.
I was so nervous the whole week beforehand I dont think I slept all week which led to another problem – how to conceal those dark eyes! Mind you I did have a few chats with my lovely friend Melissa Garland as she too was presenting on the day. Its support like this that helps so much – I just hope I encouraged her as much as she encouraged me! I am also very grateful for the wonderful support and encouragement I get from the loverly Lisa Ryder who took this photo – so grateful as she remembered her camera as someone else forgot to take hers!
I was very grateful that I was on before lunch – it meant I could at least eat then and enjoy the rest of the day!
I am very grateful to all the lovely demonstrators who came to me afterwards and said they found my presentation helpful – that means so much and does wonders for one’s self esteeem.
As a thank you from Stampin’ Up Office for presenting they presented me with this lovely card …
A very lovely card which included a voucher for a free stamp set of my choice – now I just have to work out which one I want!