Absolutely terrifying! That is what I feel about networking, but I love public speaking, sigh how can that be?
I am more uncomfortable speaking to people one-on-one than in a large group. I think not knowing what to say in the "small talk" arena contributes to this discomfort. I have lately been working on my "elevator pitch" and it is daunting. I never knew it would be so hard to distill the "what do you do" portion of my life into a small compact and easy to spill speech. I think the biggest difficulty is quantifying my work. I am in a new business that I have not been in, in this form before, so I am not sure how to quantify what I do and make it into a value statement. I know in my heart that I am useful and can really contribute to anthers mental well-being, but I am not sure how to put that across in dollars and cents.
Sabrina loves it when her plans come together. With a young child in the house there are even more opportunities to plan and execute fun, stay tuned for all the details.