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Offline bobster

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Being taken seriously at work
« on: September 21, 2012, 05:29:30 AM »
Hey guys i thought id share my experience i had this morning.

Well this morning i was taking my first full presentation in front of 60 people i must admit i was a bit nervous as its the first time i have done so since i shaved sly. And there was people here that had shed more experience that i have. Im only 26 so still a puppy compared to some of the older guys in this industry. So was worried what they would think. But none the less i stood up said what i had to say and at the end of the presentation everyone started clapping . Such a huge relief and a few guys came up at the end and told me how well presented it was and were very happy that they had chosen our company . Words can not describe how much my confidence has improved after this. Absolutely over the moon!. By the way im a structural engineer and the presentation was on a shopping mall that were building! . Anyway that was my excitement for this morning! :-)  anyone have a similar story ?



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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 05:36:37 AM »
Congratulations!
I guess that being sly helped you out. I mean, it was way better then if you were balding :)
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 06:39:23 AM »
That is really a great experience and achievement for you, congratulations. My similar experience, hummm, he!! no...it was expected and the only one that got pats on the back were the #1 & #2 men...ha, ha, ha.  You did good my man!

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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 06:46:18 AM »
I work in two totally different industries and have varying degrees of public 'performance' ranging from one-on-one to classroom style. Bald makes no difference. And I never lacked in confidence speaking to groups. However, my personal self-confidence surged when I began headshaving and that can't help but influence my total being.

Great story bobster ... thanks for sharing and alerting the "on the fence" crowd what they stand to gain!
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 07:04:44 AM »
I'm glad to hear that you had such a positive experience. It matters more what is in your head than what is on it.
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Paradox: Life is a mystery; don't waste time figuring it out.
Humor: Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure
Change: Know that nothing stays the same.

Offline D.A.L.U.I.

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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 07:39:22 AM »
It matters more what is in your head than what is on it.

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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 07:42:39 AM »
Thanks for the replies gentlemen on such a high at moment :-)

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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 12:15:34 PM »
Well done!
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 11:44:41 PM »
Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 06:31:56 AM »
Great News!!
So glad to hear it.
 
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 01:31:08 PM »
Cool.  Being Sly shows people you are a man with self confidance and walk the walk and talk the talk.  O0

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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2013, 07:55:48 AM »
Almost wish I wasn't retired so I could rock the sly look at work. Who wouldn't think this look is totally professional!
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2013, 04:39:27 PM »
Who wouldn't think this look is totally professional!
I completely agree.




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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2013, 08:21:10 PM »
Right on SlyBear, did you notice we could be brothers?
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Re: Being taken seriously at work
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2013, 08:56:39 PM »
Indeed -- would be fun to mess with people's heads. :)

 



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