So today I was at the Sime Darby Convention Center for the Malaysian Media Conference where I was going to give my speech.
I was there early in the morning to hear all the other speakers talk. I mean why wouldn't I right? With such a star-studded panel of speakers.
My turn to speak actually turned out to be the slot right after lunch.So during lunch everyone cleared the function room and went into the adjacent room to fill their tummies. I quickly gobbled down my lunch and headed back to the function room to prepare my laptop for my Powerpoint Presentation that I was going to use in the speech.
I stood on the stage and stared at the many many empty seats in front of me.
Now I've given speeches to bigger crowds and more seats than this before but this time it wasn't the number of seats that mattered but the butts that were going to be warming those seats.
All of which belonged to really really important influential people in the media industry.
This is me looking stressed right before the speech.
No wait I mean THIS is me looking stressed before the speech.
Soon after everyone started coming back into the room for the next session: MINE.
The moderator, HAM of Adoi Magazine gave me a very flattering introduction to the audience and before I knew it, I was taking steps towards the stage.
As I got on to the stage, I looked at the audience and I just had to speak my mind.
First I thanked Ham for inviting me to speak at the conference.
Then I said that it was truly an honour to have so many people there who have had far more experience than me in the industry, all sitting down listening to me speak when I feel that I should be the one listening to them.
Then I started talking about Nuffnang and blog advertising.
It turned out that the speech wasn't so bad and at the end of the speech, I had quite a number of people come up to tell me that it was a great speech. Nicholas said it was far better than the one I did at the National Entrepreneurs Convention in January this year but I guess practise helps.
The good news is, a very big client who has always been against the idea of advertising big on blogs was convinced by the results I showed them during my speech and gave the go-ahead to spend a lot of money advertising on Nuffnang in the coming months.
So I guess... today was a good day for me. But it feels great to have it all done and over with :P