at the threshold of the main purpose for this trip

This morning I’m speaking. It’s why I took this trip in the first place, remember.

Actually, this may be the longest speaking engagement I’ve had. I’ll be meeting with something like eleven local Las Vegas ministers from 9am to 1pm, with a good two seminars’ worth of speaking and ample Q&A time.

I’m excited and plenty nervous; I’m hopeful that even though I’ve got a lot to say, it can be presented in a style that resonates… not one that just “informs.”

I’m excited that I’ll be able to use a lot of my road trip pics during this seminar. In some seminars and for some purposes, PowerPoint slides make sense. And when they do, that means I get to use my pictures to illustrate my points. It’s good times (and good memories!).

I’ve done this enough to realize that afterwards, I’ll be about as exhausted as I ever get – not just physically (and we’ll see how much time I spend on my feet in those four hours), but also mentally / emotionally. I’m a natural introvert, so I get really withdrawn following chances to speak. I can’t imagine how pronounced that effect will be after four hours of having to hear myself talk…

I’m not complaining. It’s a happy exhaustion.

Pray for me.

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