‘Twas the night before the presentation when all through the house
I was up well past midnight, just clicking my mouse.
My PowerPoint had been crafted with care
With hopes I’d be able to survive this scare.
My co-presenters were surely snug in their beds
While visions of slide decks danced in their heads
With my spouse in her pj’s, upstairs sound asleep,
I crept down the stairs – my laptop to seek;
Stage fright and anxiety raced through my mind,
So I turned to the internet, a remedy to find.
My computer monitor cast a soft glow
In the darkness of my home office below.
I mused “What kind of training could help me suck less?
To make this presentation an outstanding success?”
When all of a sudden, I stumbled upon
The most perfect website – ovationcomm.com!
My heart began pounding – on this very page
Was a boatload of tips come to my aid!
Ovation’s techniques were so very insightful
I realized “A presentation doesn’t have to be frightful!”
“Practice!” they said, “Warm up! And breathe!”
And as I read on, my mind grew at ease.
A great presenting technique? Include a story!
So I did, and my presentation was now far from boring!
I watched webinars, delivered by Kerri
And suddenly presenting wasn’t so scary.
And I gradually realized – “I can do this!”
I worked a bit longer, and practiced out loud
Until I felt excited for the next day’s big crowd.
And I said to myself, as I turned out the light,
“Happy presenting to all, and to all a good night!”