Smorgasbord Posts from your Archives – #Potluck – #Poetry The Speaker’s Ordeal (2016)…by Smitha Vishwanath
I woke up this morning to find that this post from 2016, had been shared by Sally Cronin. It brought back a flood of memories – that’s what old writing does right?
The post took me back to the time when I wrote this poem – in a hotel room in Dubai in between moving homes. The CEO of the back had put me in charge of bringing about 5S in the organization. I barely had any knowledge of the topic and I was required to not only learn it but sound convincing enough to get a buy-in from all the other department heads. I remember telling myself over and over again to focus on the clapping and the cheering at the end of the presentation (something I had read in a book – ‘How to Be Brilliant – Change your ways in 90 days,’ by Michael Heppell. It really helped me.
Thanks Sally for reminding me of this post which failed to get too many readers when I began in 2016. Reminded me of my life in the UAE and the time I worked. Though its’ only been a year since we moved and I stopped working, it seems now like forever.