This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
It’s been a big week to say the least, but alas I have made time to blog!
Confronting fear…and TV
Some of you may be surprised to learn that I am a bit shy when it comes to public speaking. I’ve done presentations, I do videos, and even the odd interview… but on Wednesday November 20th I will be doing a live TV segment on CTV showcasing my client’s top products. This will be about 5 minutes and there is no escape from me speaking and appearing in front of the camera!
I am taking steps to try and tackle the nervousness surrounding this particular experience (I heard ingesting fruits helps with the nerves so you can bet I’m going in with a smoothie) and also trying to remember it is one new experience that will be under my belt once it is over. I am hoping that I will be able to execute all the tips that I teach my clients when it comes to media interviews. Sometimes walking your talk is scary.
I love Vancouver’s business community…and it loves me back
I cannot tell you how much my mind is blown away at how generous and supportive the business community is here in Vancouver. I attended LOCO BC‘s monthly mixer at John Fluevog on Tuesday and was just overwhelmed by the support from people about the new business idea my sis and I are exploring. It’s just an idea right now, but people offering their time and connections is so invaluable. I cannot put a price on their willingness to help. Grateful is all I can say about it.
In class last night we tackled what it means to be right and wrong and how damaging these concepts can be if we think there can only be right and wrong ways to do everything. I thought back to how a friendship became severed as a result of both sides thinking they were right and the other was wrong. And it is uncomfortable sitting in that feeling… but it is what it is. I was also given the idea not to dwell on what has happened in the past – because reality doesn’t give a crap how much you want to understand things – you can only see your responsibility in your action and take steps to ensure you act differently next time. This is a lesson I know I am going to learn over and over again.
Have you experienced fear, rightness, wrongness, or the generosity from others lately?
Tomorrow’s blog: #sayhitoastranger!