Thursday, March 09, 2006

Nut not about poker

I am pretty much always posting only poker related stuff but I just wanted to express my relief. I've had a public speaking engagement on the calendar for over six weeks--it involved speaking to over 500 industry professionals in a venue where they were paying significant funds for the privilege of hearing yours truly on something I have been working on for more than a year.

Believe it or not, I hate public speaking. Really.

I'd been dreading this date.

Today it went off. I didn't faint. I didn't suck. It actually went really well.

I am stoked and psyched and this means more to me than the biggest up day I ever had in poker.

That is all.


At Thu Mar 09, 09:23:00 PM 2006, Blogger TenMile said...


At Fri Mar 10, 10:47:00 AM 2006, Blogger Joaquin "The Rooster" Ochoa said...

You should have said..."yeah, I almost had the deal closed then some donkey caught a runner runner nut royal on me." That would have thrown them for a twist

At Fri Mar 10, 11:08:00 AM 2006, Blogger Garthmeister J. said...

Nice work champ! I think I remember some stat where people rated public speaking as scarier than a shark attack.

At Fri Mar 10, 03:22:00 PM 2006, Blogger Slimeface said...

Congratulations! It's a wonderful feeling. Wow 500 people! I took a computer security class back in 2001 and everyone in the class of only 17 had to make a presentation in front of the other 16. I thought this was a big number. LOL The instructor told the class on day one if anybody "gets sick" on presentation day and can't make it, they would fail the class. There were 5 "no-shows" on that day. LOL Anyway, I sweated for weeks worring about that day (I was twice the age of most the class including the instructor) and when that day came I thought about not showing for class but after I made my presentation I felt like I accomplished something big. Funny thing was once I started talking I didn't want to stop. )) Strange how how the older we get the more we learn about about ourselves.

At Fri Mar 10, 07:03:00 PM 2006, Blogger katitude said...

i'd definitely put it as scarier than sharks...way to go!!!

At Sat Mar 11, 11:40:00 AM 2006, Blogger TripJax said...

Nice play, Sir.

At Sun Mar 12, 05:01:00 PM 2006, Blogger Kid Dynamite said...

I had about 25 snide responses ready, but I figured I'd just congratulate you instead... ;-)

At Sun Mar 12, 05:50:00 PM 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A chip off the old stack...or something! I knew he'd be fine once he got rolling...This is the blogger's parental unit who has spent his whole professional life performing in front of audiences. Maybe the most fun I ever had on a stage was watching a group of CEO's (one of the suits would have cost me two weeks' pay) up in front of the Boston Pops trying to play toy instruments and looking like a diaper change was coming any second. (It helped the joke that they had each paid several G's for the chance to feel like assholes in front from 2000+ people.)

That's the way I feel when I sit down at a $4-$8 table at Foxwoods, which is why I leave the poker to my son, gladly. Well done, kid!


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