🗣Public speaking is something that has been quite a journey for me!
I spent the better part of a decade as a software tester and a French translator. My verbal communications skills were buried so deep!!!
So when I was asked by WalkMe™ to be featured in a webinar about the #DigitalAdoption Institute last fall, I was shocked, horrified, and incredibly flattered.
Mind you, my only job here was literally to get on the webinar for 5 minutes from the comfort of my own home, and share my professional journey...like literally content housed in my long term memory 🧠.
I had several pre-practice calls with my WalkMe account strategist (💛 U Elizabeth Good)... I just found myself mumbling, rattling and terrified that I would turn into Dr. Leo Marvin during his interview with Good Morning America at Lake Winnepesake.
I had my parents join and I was sure they would be the only ones on the call, but then my whole team at T-Mobile scheduled their morning meetings around it and gave me so much confidence!
It turns out...I was fine. Dave Zinsman was great at helping me along with the questions, and I neither burst into tears, nor said anything wildly inappropriate.
It was a win.
The most important thing. Is that I kept looking for experiences to share my experiences and grow my skills on #podcasts and at conferences. The more I did it, the more easy it became.
Moral of the story, taking yourself out of your comfort zones, is the only way you’ll experience growth!
How have you taken yourself out of your comfort zone in the past year?!
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