As I mentioned this evening I attended this synergy mingler, which is a junior division of the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce. I was actually a guest speaker, where I spoke about social media.
I mentioned my anxiety, which went away as I started to speak. What I did find though is when I speak without really planning for it, I tend to lose focus. I start to ramble and go all over the place. I try to make fun of the situation and make sure everyone knows what I’m talking about.
I do really want to work on this, and I think it comes with time. I know my product, but I think I need to organize my routine on presenting.
The group was small that attended this synergy mingler, which I don’t mind either way. The size of the crowd does not actually affect me. I did get to meet some interesting people that, and aesthetician, the owner of a basket boutique and some guys who run the local paintball group. There were good conversations and good pizza and I enjoyed my evening.
I do think I will return, I actually wouldn’t mind getting involved. I don’t mind the mingler’s, but I think we can do more. I think back to Yellowknife, when we hosted a barcamp, where we all gathered for an afternoon and discussed one topic. The topic was relating to things that we needed to figure out within our niche. For synergy we could talk about issues that relate to being an entrepreneur.
The other thing that happened this evening was the business card draw. The draw was for a gift basket which was full of chocolates and goodies. Can you guess who won? Ironically I did, which was awkward. For some reason I always find it awkward to win at these events. I don’t like winning, I don’t like being in the spotlight for these types of situations. Nonetheless the these chocolates are good and they are mine.
So if you find yourself in Fort St. John, on a Thursday, come out to a Synergy mingler.