April 17th, 2008

ekkosangan2

Public Speaking

Last night I had the 2nd installment of presenting our annual operation plan. This time it was for the general public. In years past my boss would do this show. It pissed me off that she did this because I feel that if someone develops a Powerpoint presentation, THEY should be the ones to actually present it. I hear other managers do the same thing to their toadies, and I think that's just wrong. To me it smacks of plagiarism. Word must have gotten back to her that I was displeased in the past about this because this time she let me do it. She made some comment that she would be there to answer questions from the media, but I was the one that ended up talking to the one reporter that showed up. I get to do the whole dog-and-pony show again next week up in Chama. Yeah, going up there AGAIN! One year I did the presentation up there for an audience of 1. Oh well. I get a day out of the office and a nice long drive for my birthday.

I also have to be careful about my playfulness. I had the strongest urge to insert a certain video at the end of the presentation and Rickroll the audience.

Also, in our division meeting this morning it was mentioned that we should all have "official" agency shirts when doing public presentations. I actually wore one last night although it was not 100% "official." I joked with a co-worker that I should wear a wife-beater tank top. If anyone asks me a question I just slap them and say, "Shut up, bitch!" Now the co-worker actually wants me to do it.