Thursday, April 27, 2017

23. I Can’t See What I’m Saying
After Austin left, I read and re-read a speech scheduled for that afternoon.  I had put together a booklet outlining my speech, but I looked at my laptop as I practiced.  My laptop was set to magnify my documents to 130% of their original size.
That afternoon, lawyers, union representatives, and people from industry who didn’t typically attend my trainings and speeches made up the audience.  I wanted to impress.
As I came to the podium, I realized I couldn’t read the small font on my handout. I held my notes at arm’s length until someone handed me their reading glasses. They didn’t seem to help.
I laughed, explained why I couldn’t read my own booklet, and gave the speech from memory. My delivery wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked, but I was prepared. 
Today I will prepare and roll with the punches if things don’t go according to plan.
Time for a Change ©2017 by Ken Montrose
Time for a Change is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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