We will see how we go with this, may only turn into a 3-4 comment thread. But would be interested in what the likes of CPR and Social have to say when they stumble upon this.
I have been working closely with a broad team at work for the past 10 weeks. Somedays they have been mad at me and the people from head office for not helping enough, other days they have been patient. On Friday we met for the last time this year, someone thanked me for my efforts and I knew I had to say something to thank them for sticking through thick and thin. And I wanted a green button to appear beside me that I could push so that the right words would come out. Suddenly I had nothing to say. Perhaps I should have anticipated the moment and prepared for it, but suddenly it was upon me. I stumbled my way through it and talked about some of our successes and then at the end instead of saying thank you it hit me to pause and finish with Merry Christmas. It was like whatever you have been through on this project enjoy your holiday and Godspeed. It was freaky but it worked. They liked it and somehow knew what I was trying to say and said yeah thanks after I finished and people thanked me for my words.
Have you ever wanted a green button to appear? How did you manage in that circumstance and what was the outcome?
I guess my lesson from my experience this week is that somehow if you are the right person to be doing the talking the message will find a way of getting across.
Do you have moments in your life you want to rewind and go back and press a green button so that something inspirational could have been said. Did it work out for the best anyway?
Have you made a speech before a grand final in your sports league? Has someone else made a meaningful comment?