Jan 18, 2012

3 years of All About Presentations

On January 14, 2012 All About Presentations completed three years of existence. I had started the blog after I quit my job and decided to become a full time communications consultant. My business plan was to help companies and people make better presentations. While the consultant thing did not work out, the blog rolls on.


These three years have been great for me. This blog was started out as a means to increase my own understanding of presentations and share what I knew with my readers. The objective has been fulfilled. Before starting the blog, I was good at presentations but I did not know what made me so. I just loved making presentations. In these three years, I have studied about presentations, read other peoples' blogs, read books and watched so many presentations (TED, Ignite, slideshare). My understanding about presentations has grown leaps and bounds. There is still a lot to learn and I am still only a few miles into the long journey. The good thing is, I am moving.


The blog has taken a lot from me. A lot of time (from my personal life, ofcourse). I have worked several late nights to make sure my posts go as scheduled. Since I have given a lot to it, what have I got back?


Recognition, confidence, a chance to interact with presentation experts from all over the world, a chance to interact with so many readers and a chance to make a small difference to someone's life somewhere. I guess I cant ask for more.


If you are reading this and have a desire to start a blog, do it NOW. The best time is now. If you want to learn more about something, starting a blog on THAT VERY topic is a great thing to do. When you need to write about a topic, you will end up reading more about the topic. As a student you learn but as a teacher you learn much more.