Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Nailed It!

So I had a presentation last week at the Program Review Board that I did less than stellar on.  I blame my manager.  I know I'm new to this subsystem, but I have been a working engineer for 8 years now and I have made many a presentation and have even represented Boeing at the KSC press site.  I know how to do it.  Regardless, he spent SO much time before the meeting doubting me, asking for a dry run so he could critique everything I did, and reminding me of menial presentation tips that I've known since high school like "don't say um" and "don't read straight from the slide" that I walked in there ONLY thinking about those things, and then, of course, doing them.  The item passed through the review board, but I definitely needed some "Presentation Redemption".

I got it today.  I had another presentation at the Pre-Program Review Board and I NAILED IT!  My manager tried to second guess me before hand, but I stuck to my guns and basically pissed him off enough that he eventually got annoyed and just left me alone.  It's not like he's going to fire me for being confident and knowledgeable....  anywho, it worked and the presentation was awesome and I'm feeling pretty darn good right now!

(image from here)

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