Monday, April 24, 2006

Now Presenting...(Take 2)

I can't believe I did it!

Today, I gave a presentation at the Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education. I spoke about how African American college students can capitalize on the changes occurring in academic libraries. I was a bit intimidated, presenting to a group that was so educated. My fears were not calmed any when I found at the the mayor of Lexington, KY and Kentucky's recently retired Head Librarian was in attendance.

My presentation was at 2pm this afternoon so I wasn't expecting that big of a turnout because it was the first session after lunch. Even so, I decided to get check the room out about 30min before the start, just to make sure that everything was connected.

There was no internet connection in the conference room! problem, I thought. I got over that fairly quickly. But then we couldn't get the projector to work. After 30 minutes of blood sweat and tears, everything started working fine. Un-flustered I dove right into the presentation. The nervousness dissipated and I just went into what I knew.

About 10 min into the presentation, my mother, who teaches at Brown Macke College, walked in the door! That helped to ease my stage fright.

Hopefully I can do more of this.

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