You know, I have always been told I’m a persuasive talker….I guess that’s a good thing. 🙂 Corporate “personality testing” confirmed many moons ago that I was highly extroverted, intuitive, and perceptive. Those characteristics helped me socially and in business, especially when building relationships and negotiating business deals. But the truth is…I really was not suited for Corporate America, and ironically I spent 12 years there! The executives there were smart; they cast me in the only management job (not sales) that would put me on a plane every week so I could leave the office. That’s when I really got my education about business and life.
Okay, so yes….I was a born communicator and I did it, you know, effectively. But, I was not a born “public speaker”…and yes, there is a huge difference. I had occasional responsibilities to speak in front of large groups….client meetings, award ceremonies, press conferences, the media. No big deal.
My career path would take me in a direction where I would find myself speaking and training publicly all the time…in front of hundreds and thousands of people!
Ciao, Gina XO