This past Monday was the official kick off of our Fall 2009 Tour! I had the pleasure of speaking at the College of Notre Dame at Maryland and man, were those girls awesome!
As I was traveling to the campus, I was enjoying the sights of beautiful downtown Baltimore when I suddenly came upon a huge mass of people crossing the road. Now, I’m not a big sports fan, but I realized immediately from their matching purple garb that they must have all been going to a game. Oh well, I thought, I’ve got plenty of time to get there and my trusty GPS to guide me. As I kept driving the directions I was being given like a good girl, I realized that I was getting closer and closer to the action. I was going to drive right by the stadium where the Jets and Ravens were playing a pre-season game (ended up being an intense one with a final score of 24-23, Ravens). And that’s when my GPS instructed me to turn right into the preferred fans parking lot (which requires a parking pass). I knew I was in trouble. It wasn’t long before I was frantically asking passers-by for directions while my GPS beeped wildly at me for going off course. I finally pulled off into a gas station parking lot, my GPS reconfigured my route, and before I could shout “Go Ravens” out of my car window, I was back on the road heading towards CNDM.
Once I arrived on campus, we had a few kinks to overcome including a missing lav mic and a relocated presentation that didn’t end until 30 minutes before I was supposed to start my program. But you know what? None of that mattered one bit! I was still ready to roll a good 10 minutes prior to our start time and the technology gods were smiling on us because my powerpoint and our awesome FBP promo video both ran smoothly (well, mostly smoothly).
This group of girls was funny and so on top of it. One girl offered to let me use her pepper spray to demo and when I started answering questions, they fired off answers so quickly I couldn’t tell who was saying what. By the end of the night, I’d decided the best word to describe them was spunky!
All-in-all I’d say it was a great experience for my first time out. Everybody was super nice to me and the campus was gorgeous. All my flights were on time, my hotel had a free happy hour (I didn’t partake because I had a gig to go to, but still that’s pretty cool!), and I felt great about starting our fall tour off right!
It isn’t too late to book a fall Fight Back Productions program on your campus or for your corporation. Check out www.fightbackproductions.com for info and let us teach your staff or students how to kick some tail!