As I am integrating all that I learned from both speaking and exhibiting at the Career Management Alliance annual conference last week, I am struck by how well I did both jobs at essentially the same time.
I’m more introverted than extroverted and incapable of multi-tasking. So, I actually had no idea how I would do both jobs well, back-to-back for two days.
I do love to be at the front of the room. My presentation was short, just 45 minutes. I looked forward to speaking, but thought I wanted to spend the rest of my day alone in my room or take a self-guided walking tour.
Yet, I had to be at my booth the day before and the rest of the day after my presentation, talking to folks about my coaching services and coaching courses.
Thank goodness I usually sooner or later remember to practice what I preach! I set an intention to show up fully with each person in front of me by being present, connected and playful. I even practiced with my seat mates on the airplane on the way to the conference.
I had so darn much fun, thoroughly enjoyed all the people I met, rocked the house with my talk and went out to dinner on the second night with 11 of my new best friends.
Not a bad two-days work for an introverted single-tasker!