On the 18th March I got to do my first public talk on digital (not for work related activities). 300 Seconds is a series of events for the digital community – in this case Brighton – primarily focussed on Women in Digital and encouraging girls to get up and talk.
Rather than focus on a specific skill I spoke holistically about what digital really is, why it matters and how to approach it. This pushed me a lot more than if I were to talk simply about a skill set – but more so than this it challenged my presentation skills.
I really enjoyed doing the talk (once the nerves died down a bit) and got some good responses and will continue to look at more public speaking opportunities. Achievement for me is when people come with you on your journey and you are doing more than a day job and actually creating purpose, reasons to and a way for people to do more.