I’m flip flopping between feeling frustration and pride with a bit of embarrassment mixed in.

This morning was the second in a series of free teleseminars that I am holding about the upcoming business coaching series, The Village Prospers, in January. I always get a few performance nerves going into this, but today…
1) I oversleep.
2) My internet connection is extra slow – even for a satellite.
3) I had to endure the tech call with Wild Blue as they explained that if I didn’t give them more money they would penalize me by slowing down my connection. (!?)
4) I get everything set up online and kept my best mood.
5) Two minutes prior to start time – NO internet.
Yikes!
The teleseminar is on the telephone but all the tools such as the power point and sign up links are on the website. I can see no one and I can hear no one. I can’t see what’s going on. I took a deep breath and delivered. To all my Toastmaster and Speaker friends….what am I feeling, frustration or pride?

Here’s the replay.
Happy New Year.
I am ready for a new decade!


Ruth Schwartz

Ruth Schwartz is the author of "The Key to the Golden Handcuffs". She is a high performance business consultant and leadership coach. Connect with Ruth to participate in the conversation. Google+, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube .

    4 replies to "Frustration, Pride or Toastmaster Training"

    • Emma

      Both. I think as Toastmasters we pride ourselves on being prepared. When things don’t work out, despite our planning, we feel frustrated. Thankfully we have our Table Topic experiences to fallback on – and we realize we still have a great deal to offer in spite of the obstacles in our path.

      The village still prospers… even if the power goes out for a bit!

    • Ruth

      Thanks Emma,
      The truth is that I was completely prepared with my presentation and I just stepped away from my technology and delivered it. Practice, practice practice. Happy New year

    • […] Nothin’ like a little tech frustration […]

      • Ruth

        Each and every time!

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