Snap into it

Bueller

Anyone, anyone, anyone?

Snap out of it” I had to tell myself.

I do a lot of social media training and consultancy both directly for  clients and as part of organised courses for the Enterprise Boards and the Digital Marketing Institute.

I use a suite of materials to deliver this training including some very detailed notes that cover the whole area including blogging, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and some of the other emerging platforms and trends in social media.

In the last few weeks I have found myself delivering a huge volume of training and on this particular day I found myself delivering a module to a client group in the morning and a similar programme in the evening to a group of SME’s as part of training for one of the Enterprise Boards.

Facing into delivering the same material on literally the same day and feeling really tired my motivation level had dropped.

I started to question myself as I drove to the hotel:

Was I getting bored with my own material?  

Would I be able to deliver a good session?

I was wallowing ..

Hold on (big conversation with self!)…you have been crafting your training materials for a few years, you have continuously improved the programme, you not only understand the material intimately but you know how to deliver it in a way that keeps the group engaged and learning – Besides you know you are passionate about this whole area.

This group of SME’s have signed up for the programme, they have given up their evenings to learn about something that could make a big difference for their business and you know you can show them how, in a really practical way.

After giving myself a few virtual slaps in the face and a big kick up the bum I managed to change my gears and open that door – “who wants to tell world about how great their business is?

We had a great session ..in fact it was the best reaction to a session that I had in the last few weeks and after it I was buzzing.

What you get from any group at a meeting or a presentation is often down to what you bring in the door with you ..your frame of mind, your attitude, your belief, your energy and your enthusiasm.

Snap into it ..

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion

Fuzion with offices in Cork and Dublin offer social media training and consultancy in Ireland

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5 Responses to “Snap into it”

  1. Fergal Bell Says:

    Good post Greg – attitude plays such a big part in perception, both our own and others. Leaving other factors to one side, if you start off in the right frame of mind it can really influence the outcome of a situation.

    It’s amazing how people respond to us when we bring energy to a situation. I’ve been on both sides and can vouch for how effective it can be. If we know it works, the question is why we don’t bring it to the table every time? Perhaps we stop focusing on it or we have an off-day. Like you did, sometimes it’s worth reminding ourselves of the basics.

  2. Ann O'Brien Says:

    I smiled all through that article, Greg. I could sooooo relate to it but the buzz from the level of engagement is its own reward. Glad you mentioned the word ‘passion’; if that does not prevail, there is no reward to enjoy. Keep it up!

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