My line manager has sent me the feedback that was done by the audience following the mental health presentation that was delivered yesterday.
And the feedback has been very, very positive. That is the key thing. I think that the audience have gone away with more knowledge and education on mental health issues, to prove that the message we delivered hit the spot.
Companies can ask for consultants to come in and deliver presentations on a range of issues, and the consultants can charge top dollar for their time. But what those consultants don’t have is experience. Money isn’t an issue for me, knowledge that I’ve done a good job and have left the audience with a good impression is reward enough. I didn’t turn up in a suit and tie yesterday, just a jumper and a pair of jogging bottoms. That tended to fit in with the informal atmosphere in the room, and that helped us all relax and enjoy the morning.
So I’m really pleased with the outcome of the presentation, and I hope there are more to come. We can always do better and look to improve our content and delivery. But that was a two hours that will stay with me because of the way we got our message across. Could there be a career as a keynote speaker on mental health for me? Who knows….baby steps, but that was so enjoyable yesterday I can’t begin to tell you.
Allen Brooks xx