I was so honored when I got the call that I had been selected as one of Vegas Inc. magazine's 2015 Women to Watch.
I was excited for the article to come out but when it did, my excitement shifted to intimidation for a minute when I learned about the 9 other women who were also receiving the award. They were AMAZING. I got my intimidation in check and quickly got back to excited.. 🙂
I knew that I had to give a speech and I had a really tough time writing it. I have no problem giving inspiring and motivational talks but it's way different when you have to just talk about yourself.
I had something prepared but after going over it with a girlfriend right before the event, she reminded me that the audience was full of successful people and I was the youngest one in the room and no one there really needed to hear the bad ass, motivational speech I had planned.
I was the 5th honoree to speak and while the 3rd speaker was talking, my mom leaned over and said, “Danielle! Are you seriously writing your speech RIGHT NOW?“ Yes, yes I was. You couldn't really call it a speech, though, it looked more like a play book for a football game. It was just notes from my head with arrows pointing in the order I should say it.
They called my name and I took the stage. Here's the talk I gave.. (please excuse the umms. I always umm if I'm not memorized)
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Here are some pics from the Vegas Inc. 2015 Women to Watch event.
Thank you again to Vegas Inc for the great honor of being one of the 2105 Women to Watch!