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Friday, April 11, 2008

Poised

I gave a campus Tech Briefing today. Oddly enough, it's the first time in the 7 years I've been at Stanford and the 1 1/2 years I've worked for/under my director that he's seen me give a public talk. He said I surprised him again. He's never seen me seem so poised. Talking to an audience utterly terrifies the man, and he's always known I'm totally okay with it, but it wasn't until he saw it that he realized what that meant. So even if I wasn't 100% happy with my performance today (note to self: write introduction info on the Demo Notes sheet so that you actually say those words before diving into the demo!), Jim said it was a revelation to him. Yay! I'm glad he got to see that side, because more often than I'd like, he sees the grumpy, disappointed, truthsome version of me that isn't my public face when I'm representing the organization. And poised is an awfully good adjective. I think I'll keep that close for the weekend.

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