Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the search continues

To say I have a lot riding on the success of tomorrow is an understatement.

I have an afternoon presentation to a group of corporate giving types about the need for public engagement on our state budget issues (grant makers are notoriously hard to move into advocacy mode.) Then I have a, um, rather important meeting with an organization in the afternoon about their strategic direction and where I might fit in. 

Who's attending my presentation? The woman I'm meeting with later in the afternoon.
Not only does my presentation need to avoid being lame, it needs to 'enhance my brand.'
No pressure.

And on top of that, it's going to be one of the hottest days of the week and the humidity will be outrageous.  Tomorrow is not the time to look like a round, moist, tropical princess.

I need to look professional, dammit. And that means no sweat. Or curly 'fro.

Wish I had time to comment on the backlash against FLOTUS' holiday in Spain (and why, once again, black women need to be Jesus) but I don't. 


Songbird said...

I hope it went well!

Delia Christina said...

The day didn't go *exactly* as scripted but it was a success!!

My presentation ran a little over (note to self: prep your speakers and give them a watch) and the weather was NOT my friend right before my interview.

But I made it through the afternoon without falling apart, appeared confident and self-assured and collapsed at home with relief.

Let's hear it for changes and transformations!