Today’s word is “succinct.” Fandango has filled the void when the Daily Prompt ended. To join in, click the link for the rules.
Over the years I have had to attend many conferences for my nursing certifications. I held certifications in Critical Care, Trauma, and Emergency. I never minded going to them as I enjoyed meeting other nurses from different hospitals and cities. It was also a way to compare hospitals and benefits.
What I didn’t like were those speakers who engaged in long explanations. It used to drive me crazy. I would find myself starting to fall asleep. I loved my job and never thought it was boring, but some people just shouldn’t be doing public speaking.
There is nothing boring about critical care, trauma, or emergency nursing. It’s fast-paced, often hard work, exciting, and satisfying. Knowing you have made a difference in the outcome of someone’s life after illness or injury gives you a wonderful feeling. Doctors may order the treatments, but nurses are with the patients all the time and they carry out doctors orders. So, with all this excitement, how can a conference on the subjects be boring?
I learn best from speakers who give information succinctly They get to the point without all the fluff. I remain engaged and have never gotten the least bit bored or sleepy during a conference that was presented in this fashion. I wish more nurses would spend more time learning the art of public speaking if they plan to be teaching.