I couldn’t give a better review of the conference than Nashville Float’s. Today’s post is my own personal insight on what I got out of the conference.
On more than one occasion Sandra has brought up to me how few times she’s seen me cry. I cried twice at this year’s float conference; both times becoming overwhelmed by the love and sense of community I was experiencing.
First, our presentation…
Being on stage with Sandra was an exhilarating experience. This was our first time speaking in front of a large audience, and when I walked out onto the stage I completely blanked. I had forgotten that we had prepared a joke for our first slide and I didn’t set up
the joke! Sandra saw me blanking and told the joke for me. I took time to look around the auditorium and take in the crowd as Sandra presented her portion of the slides. The audience was dark from the stage, but I could see the silhouettes of several hundred people and in that moment I became aware of my own breathing and was pulled back into my body.
Here I was surrounded by a kind of family, a people of shared vision; and as that realization set in, I became very comfortable and happy to be there. That being said, I messed up a bunch, we went several minutes over time (we easily could have done an all day workshop!) and we simply had a ton of fun on stage.