This morning, I was asked by a coworker to host an hour-long national meeting for around 100 people. Web conference. Not too terrible. Open the program, give the agenda, handle questions, segues, etc. About 5 minutes of actual talk time. 60 minute call.
Then a presenter asked me to cover their material.
Then my boss asked me to present some material.
Then my boss asked me to present their portion, too.
Then, in mid meeting, I realize one of the presenters didn’t even show up to the meeting. I had to cover.
Actual talk time: 50 minutes. Almost had a freak out. Didn’t. Just worked though it, made my notes, and charged on.
Fucking nailed it. Had a VP thank me for stepping in to lead, said the meeting went smoothly. Approval all around.