Disrupt HR London, March 6th, 2018. Why not give a presentation there?
It sounded very appealing when I signed up for it but getting closer to it I really tried to find excuses not to go. But I am always looking for challenges and ways to practice my courage so off I went.
Few weeks after the event the organizer sent me a link to a video with my presentation. It took me a few days to build up my courage to share this link with my friends and followers. Why? Because I was not too happy with my performance. But then after giving myself a little pep talk, I decided to share it. Here are some of the points from this pep talk.
When I decided to take part in Disrupt HR, London:
- I knew my performance would not be perfect. But I decided that it didn´t need to be. Before attending I gave myself the permission to be imperfect in my presentation. I just needed to put in a good effort in and enjoy it
- I knew the form I had to follow (5 minutes and 20 slides) would be hard for me. But at the same time an interesting challenge. Challenges are always a good way for me to stretch myself and grow as a professional and as a person
- I knew it would be a challenge (especially because of the form) to say everything that I wanted to say like I wanted to say it. Especially in a language that is not my first language
- I knew this would be a great opportunity for me to have more people know about me as a speaker that builds upon being an experienced HR leader, and that might lead to some speaking gigs for me
- I knew I would meet a lot of people I didn´t know. And that would be a great way to expand my professional network, which turned out to be true
- I knew I would get some great me-time, traveling by myself from Reykjavik, Iceland to London, UK. A time I could use to just be with myself and listen to my thoughts. An excellent way to stay in touch with myself. Build on those thoughts and self-talk, and grow both as a person and a professional
After going through these points, I decided to share the video.
Letting people see that it is OK to be imperfect at the same time as you are professional.
When leading from within I feel more authentic. Then I feel more free and true about sharing my experiences. My professional view and ideas within my field. And how I feel we need to disrupt things for a better future. Both for us as professionals and persons. Are you with me?
Please share below either what you feel we most need to disrupt for a better future or what you think of the video – or both.
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