My Voice BrokeMay 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM | Posted in Business, Connections | 2 Comments
Tags: Plex, Plex Community, PowerPlex
I was on stage for a section of our Keynote talk at PowerPlex, our annual User Conference. My topic was the Plex Community and I was going along beautifully. I began by wishing that everyone could stand where I was, just for a moment. When you are in the audience you are looking to the speaker and it is his or her energy you feel but when you are on stage you feel the energy of the assembled and there is no comparison between the two.
As I have often done, I took the audience back to my childhood and the way things were in those days — and how I am only now beginning to understand them. I spoke of connections.
Then my voice broke - it squeaked high. In a long career with many mishaps, this has never happened. Then, as I was almost finished, I did it again. I off-handedly said, “ugh, something else to worry about” and finished my talk.
I did take some kidding from friends when I was done but I received more kudos for that short talk than I ever have before.
You just never know.