Tomorrow I have to be a part of a presentation for work. We are trying to win over a new customer and this presentation is to try to show them what we (when I say we, I really mean me mostly) can do for them to improve their business. Luckily I don’t have to lead the presentation or anything, big sigh of relief there, but I do have to be the subject matter expert. So I will be the one to explain the details of what we can do to improve their business in the areas we will be discussing.
Anyone who has read my blog to any extent will understand when I say that this goes against everything that I’m comfortable doing. Let’s see…….this will entail thinking on my feet, since I will have to answer any questions that they may come up with. This is my biggest worry, having to answer questions without knowing what they are going to be ahead of time. Speaking in front of a group of people, including the CEO and other highly placed executives is not exactly high on my list of things that I’m looking forward to doing either.
I’ve never really done this sort of client facing meeting before, at least not at the stage where we are still trying to get their business. So I’m interested to see how it goes, and when I say interested I really mean worried. Tonight I will be going over everything that we will be discussing and trying to come up with some areas where they will have questions. I’m not sure how well I’ll be able to foresee things from this perspective but, I’ll do what I can. I’m sure sleeping tonight will go ohhhh so well, you know there may be a few hundred thoughts running through my mind when my head hits the pillow.
I thought I’d see if anyone had any tips for dealing with a situation like this, something I don’t normally deal with but I know it’s not exactly a strange thing for most. Oh, and if you have a nice motivational speech for me it’s much appreciated, hahaha.