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January 14, 2011

Smells Like Teen Spirit...


In the wake of such tragedy in Queensland, it seems trivial to write an ordinary post.  I have been reading so many stories about lives destroyed it just breaks my heart...may those affected know we are thinking of them.

We could all use a smile right about now so I figured that I'd post some embarrassing photos and give everyone a laugh - at my expense. For the past 2 days I've been away at a company retreat - yes, it was like something out of 'The Office' - and had the joy of dancing in our group skit. This year's theme was musicals so we drew 'High School Musical' out of a hat and channeled our inner cheerleaders. Complete with pigtails and pom poms, I did my best Zac Efron dance routine and happily made a fool of myself.

At the moment, I'm frantically packing my bags because tomorrow I head to China for a sales and marketing conference. The conference is run by our head office in the UK and there are a handful of us from Australia going. I'm excited because it's my first trip to China and the line-up of speakers looks really interesting - that is until I realized that I am one of the speakers. What??? As I was glancing over the agenda I saw (much to my horror) that I was presenting with the director of my company.  This was the first time I had heard anything about it and for those that know me, understand the sense of panic that came over me. I have a paralysing fear of speaking in public. It's like the second I try and speak in front of a group (large or small) my face turns bright read, my voice quivers and my brain shuts down.  Fun times.  I managed to throw together a PowerPoint presentation and hopefully will be able to report a few amusing stories from my trip...back in a few days!

8 comments:

Katyha said...

I'm sure you will do splendidly...have fun in China :D

Nell said...

Have an awesome time dude. You'll rock the presentation. xx

ps. Loving how you're embracing the side ponytail. I think the last time I wore my hair like that was in 1993! x

shine little light* said...

Oh man, I feel your pain I turn into a shaking ball of quavery voiced mess when it comes to public speaking. Even though I'm saying stop it your fine, no ones gonna hurt you my body just flips out. Good luck!!!! Sorry I dont have any advice!

Maria said...

Oh I feel your pain - I'm the same. HATE public speaking with a passion. Was even like that with my 1 minute wedding speech!!

Ashley said...

haaaa these pictures are awesome. Love your blog!!! xo

Georgia said...

Ah side ponytails, shame my hair is too short these days! All the best for the presentation and enjoy the trip!

thefancyflea said...

Love the pics! All the best for your trip, i'm sure your presentation will be great :)

thefancyflea said...

Love the pics! All the best for your trip, i'm sure your presentation will be great :)

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