Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Lotusphere 2009 Report Day 2 - My 5 minutes of fame

Today was the day of my Lotusphere Idol 5 minute audition. I had it all planned out in my head what I was going to say and incorporate suggestions that others had given me. But when it came time to stand up in front of everyone and present, my mind turned to mush. Grade A mush. I know I could have done better but I let my anxiety of speaking in front of people get the best of me this time. But, I'm not upset that I didn't win the session. The fact of knowing that my idea was heard by others and given a shot like this means the world to me and I had a great time doing it! Congratulations go out to Nate Lowry/Matt Rosno and Andrew Brew! That's right, there were two winning presentations that will give 30 minute sessions each on Thursday morning. The judges were deadlocked.
So my advice to anyone that submitted a session to Lotusphere and had it turned down, or to anyone that just wants to give it a shot, submit it for Lotusphere Idol! You never know what could happen. Just don't do what I did and choke ;-) It is a LOT of fun!


Ed Brill said...

You did great, Andy!

Dan Soares said...


It takes a lots of guts to get up there and even try ... props to you for that.