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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Stage fright 1:0 Me

Since starting university, I've managed to swerve quite a few potentially awkward situations. Working on Allié, on the other hand, is a totally different ball game.

On Wednesday I planned a presentation for our contributors regarding our first issue (it's still exciting saying that.) I'd prepped a powerpoint and watched countless TedX videos to copy everyones inspirational presence. Yet things didn't exactly go smooth! Cue a lot of faffing with the presentation screen and a few let downs regarding attendance.

I delivered the presentation and had a good chat with some of our contributors, but I didn't feel like I had the desired impact. I've read a lot about how it's often hard to get other people to believe in your own vision, but I've not yet seen it before my eyes. It's not that I feel defeated, just deflated. 

My friend and I retreated to Wagamama to re-evaluate the situation. We're going to arrange another meet up when the new semester has started to cash in on everyone's burst of motivation. The meeting wasn't exactly a failure, but it still isn't sitting right with me. At least I've got high hopes for take 2! ...And that cha han and miso soup definitely cured my disappointment!

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