I used to do quite a bit of public/motivational speaking to crowds that had 3,000+ people in them, so 30 women was really nothing to me. In fact, as I left my house that morning I told a friend "I'll call you later, I'm going to go have a little kumbaya session with a few women." As I was driving there I started thinking about what I am going to talk about. "Started," as in "this is the first time I am thinking about what I will be talking about."
Imagine my surprise when I get there and the first thing they say to me is "Ok, lets get you mic'd up and get you on stage for your presentation." Um.....microphone? Stage? PRESENTATION!?
I'm trying to play it cool but inside I'm all OHMYGOSHWHATTHEHELL!!! "So... how many people are you expecting today" I nonchalantly ask.
"Oh, at least a hundred, probably more."
Ok. So I am not here for a kumbaya session, I'm giving a presentation. Well this is just freaking fantastic, I have exactly four minutes now to put a presentation together. Wonderful.
You fake it.