It’s funny when a presentation ends and everyone dismisses, you leave to start your car, and all of a sudden you thought of a really good question you wished you would have asked.
That’s because the pressure is off. No one is sitting next to you. No one is there to judge you. There is no risk or exposure.
Of course, there is no chance for anyone to be better informed or better connected because you didn’t have the guts to think of a question in the first place.
A lot of work is done behind the scenes when no one is watching. But also there is the work that is essential when everyone is. We need to have the guts to stand up and say what we believe in. You will always be judged, regardless of what you do.