The Madness Blog

The Madness Blog

The Madness Blog

The purpose of this blog is to give an account of my adventures during my stay in Shanghai, China.


Shanghai 2007 - 2008Posted by Gard-H. Madsen Fri, June 20, 2008 15:27:05

Dress rehearsal

Woke at 8 a.m. Morning routine.

Determined to have a good presentation, we had decided to meet at 10 a.m. to go through the presentation a few more times. What we had not planned for however, was the fact that we were all fed up and none of us had the energy to push through a practice run. After sitting around for a couple of hours, we finally managed to get one run through before lunch. Needless to say, it was a very poor run and poor effort.

We had lunch and returned to the apartment to try again. Still, we had issues getting through it. We were tired and de-motivated. Through sheer persistence, we managed to get through it a couple of times before simply giving up and calling it a day. It was nearly 3 p.m. before I returned to my apartment.

To relax myself I started packing. Simply folding up all my shirts requires patience and time. The bag I have bought to pack in is too big. I have to make sure I don’t fill it or it will be ridiculously overweight.

I went out and found some food and sat down to watch a movie. Despite the horrendous rehearsal today, i was not worried about tomorrow’s presentation. I felt confident that the girls and I would rise to the occasion and do what we had to do. And it is not like we don’t know the subject. In fact, we probably know more about retention issues than many business leaders judging by the feedback we have received. I tried to mentally prepare for any difficult questions we may or may not receive tomorrow

Tired as I was, I went to bed around 10 p.m. Not long now.

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