Whilst this may lead to a busy and stressful time, I also think it's a very positive and good outlook to take. I have to steal a line from one of my favourite movies, Empire Records, being this:
For those that haven't seen it I can strongly recommend watching it, it's an easy to watch film and has an amazing soundtrack!
However, I digress, there are always a million reasons not to do something, so it's very easy to say "No" to something. Yet, if we all take a "Yes" attitude, so much more would be done.
Where is this leading?
Well I had a "Yes" moment a few months ago, when I volunteered to speak in front of 250+ people (which coincidentally is where I am heading now) about a topic of my choice (technology related). Public speaking is always something that I have wanted to conquer and get even master, so I said "Yes". I'm not going to lie, there have been moments where I have thought...
But having said that, I'm genuinely looking forward to conquering this mini fear and then moving onto other things.
A key factor of the past few months has been deciding on the content for the presentation, and with the audience being a mix of techies and non techies (all University Students as well) it was important that I didn't alienate either. With this in mind I plan on talking about all the people involved in coming up with an idea and going through the development lifecycle and how it ends up on a website.
I will definitely write something about how it went over the next few days, and if it goes well (which I'm sure it will) then I plan on speaking (or at least submitting ideas to speak) at a number of events coming up, so hopefully you'll see and hear much more of me!