Last week I was dragged on the stage to talk in front of 200 people. Gulp… It actually started pretty innocent – I was invited to my friends’ American – Italian wedding in Santa Barbara.
The wedding ceremony, held in one of the oldest Franciscan churches of California, was perfect and the bride was, without a doubt, the happiest and the most beautiful girl in the world.
Before the wedding ceremony, I might have mentioned that if the bride and the groom need my help with anything I am willing to give a hand.
Long time ago I’ve read in one very wise book an advice that said, “Never offer help just to be nice and never get frustrated if people will take you up on that offer.”
Probably I should have been more specific, when I offered to help, because the next thing I knew I was on the stage with a mike in my hand surrounded by 3 photographers, 2 camera men and over 200 people who were waiting for me to translate guests’ speeches from English to Italian.