A couple of weeks ago I went on my own to Goks One Size Fits All event at the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham. When I booked the ticket the last thing I thought I would end up doing would be talking on stage with the man himself!
Since then, a few people have asked how I ended up on stage with him, so I thought I'd blog it!
The event was all about styling, underwear, fashion shows, Shopping, a gorgeous lunch and toward the end there was going to be a Q&A session for Gok. There were postcards on each table with space for your name and a question for Gok.
I dithered for a few minutes and decided this was my chance!
I wrote my name and asked the question (which I think was more or less):
"Hi Gok, I'm a new business and I wonder if you would be kind enough to give me a shout out on Instagram, my insta name is Wardrobe Fairy Nottingham. Thank you".
That was all I put.
The question and answer session started. Around 5 questions were read out to Gok about his family, his favourite things etc etc and then Gok's assistant said .... "the next question is from Helen Keightley ...."
My heart lept and I started to feel hot!
He read the question out in full and Gok asked where I was. I put my hand in the air and then he announced that I should join him on stage!
I was a NERVOUS WRECK! Stood on the stage in the middle of the room, surrounded by 300 ladies, I could feel their gaze. My mouth was dry, my knees were shaking, all I could think was I wish I'd have worn something different, I wish I'd done my hair different etc etc!
Gok spoke for a few minutes about how he feels strongly about promoting small businesses and was very impressed that I'd be brave enough to ask the question.
He then gave me my 30 seconds to speak about Wardrobe Fairy!
At the time I felt like I was waffling on and saying "erm" quite a lot but having watched the video back again, it isn't too bad. A very kind lady on my table videoed it for me, knowing I was at the event on my own.
The feedback I got from ladies at the event was fantastic and Gok really helped raise my profile on Instagram.
So the message really is, if you don't pluck up the courage, bite the bullet and be brave, you never know what you could achieve!
If you haven't seen the video, head over to my Facebook page and watch it on there.
Thank you Gok, you are awesome!