I’ve been wanting to write about this for the longest time but didn’t have nice photos to share as I was busy freaking out for the presentation and barely able to keep my organs in place. I was so nervous!
I have pitched a few times before but have never done it solo. And let me tell you, the nerve could really kill me! I felt that it’s all on me and if I messed up or didn’t do well I’ll be solely responsible. Oh, the pressure! Not saying that it’s easier to blame other people when we work in a team but it’s definitely easier to ‘share’ the blame/failure (read: totally blaming other people).
I have spent hours in the closet perfecting my speech to make sure I will not be snapping my fingers trying to find the word ‘savings’ or ‘gamification’ in front of the judges. It reminded me of the first debating experience I had when I was 13. Like words just escaped my brain and I might as well go back to Tadika Kemas and learn A-ayam, B-bola, C-cacing.
Now that it’s over, I am more concerned of the fact that I can’t seem to look nice in candid photos. Why can’t I look like this in the middle of saying ‘look at the profit projection for the next 12 months’?
Instead, I look like this:
The senior managers from Sunway Group were there and it didn’t help that they place us in the chairman’s office space. But in the end I think it went well. The other guys (and girl) in the competition were really cool too! They’re like fire balls filled with energy and passion. It’s so inspiring!