I gave a 13-minute talk to the Irish Network Operators Group (INOG) recently. In this 13-minute video I argue that you can become more effective, and happier, by standing back and reflecting on how you work, leveraging existing truths, fallacies and principles.
Check out the video folks, I’d love your feedback.
I did the presentation because I was a little bit afraid, and know myself enough by now to recognise small fears as opportunities. This is the same fear I faced when I started this blog.
This isn’t false modesty, I’ve done talks before in Amazon and it’s not a terrifying experience, but I was still very nervous. It still took me hours of consideration, planning and prep, in addition to a fair bit of anxiety.
I got a real buzz from doing the talk and overcoming the fear. Now that I’ve seen the video, I’ve got a few things to work on. But by facing a small fear, I’m now slighter better at public speaking and a bit more likely to do it in the future.
If you live near Dublin I strongly recommend a trip to an iNOG meetup.