Made a Dork of yourself in front of a VIP? Here’s how to deal. ASK (YES YES) MARSH (VIDEO)

Acting like a dork in front of someone we want to impress. We’ve ALL done it.

There’s a reason why the video where I introduced you to your Dork Goblin – aka the spirit that comes down to possess you when you’re speaking to someone you want to impress, and makes you act the opposite of how you’d wish to – is my most popular blog on this site.

So… how do you deal when you HAVE acted like a weirdo in front of a VIP?

This was a question posed to me by a member of the Yes Yes Family… and one I’m answering, including a little mortifying story of my own. Click on the big play button to hear it:

Over To You

I would LOVE to hear your stories of acting dorkily in front of VIPs (or even just someone you fancy). Whether or not you recovered, sharing is healing – let me know in the comments below!

If you have a question you’d like me to answer in a future ASK (Yes Yes) MARSH, click HERE to drop me a line, I’d love to hear it.

Thanks so much for watching and reading! If you have a friend who MIGHT have some experience in this area, and would enjoy this video, you can share it with them using one of the round buttons below.


xx (Yes Yes) Marsha


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Video Credits
Music: “George Square” by the amazing David Berkeley
Mural: painted by the absurdly talented Pam Lostracco
Thunder sound: Inspector J at
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  • Networking is not a one night stand. Therefor don’t try to rush it. Add value over time. Excellent advice as always. Muahhh hahaha I vant to meet you again.

  • Marsha (Yes Yes Marsha)

    Marsha Shandur

    Reply Reply September 9, 2015

    Hahaha, thought you’d like him, Holly! Thanks for stopping by :)

  • Rachel

    Reply Reply September 10, 2015

    God I’ve so been there! My cringiest moment was when I was having a meeting to talk about doing some work with a potential client. She was super cool and I really really wanted to work with her, so I had done a ton of research on her and her business before the call, including not a small amount of FB stalking … which led me to find out that she and I had a lot of little things in common — preferred brand of pens, type of tea, that kind of thing.

    So of course during our conversation, my brain thought it would be a good idea to casually tell her about something we had in common … which ended up becoming a list of “And I like this thing you like, and also this other thing you like, and also this other thing you like…”

    Painful … but I still got the gig :)

    • Marsha (Yes Yes Marsha)

      Marsha Shandur

      Reply Reply September 11, 2015

      ha ha ha, I’ve TOTALLY DONE THAT!

      The original Dork Goblin video came about after I got to have dinner with Alexandra Franzen, who I was taking a workshop of. During the workshop, she kept mentioning this blog post of hers, or that one, and it took ALL of my might not to keep shouting, “I KNOW I’VE READ IT I’VE READ EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WRITTEN I LOVE YOU”

  • Becky

    Reply Reply September 11, 2015

    I love your second tip to throw my shoulders back and act like nothing happened. GREAT. Hopefully I don’t need it but……

    Hmmm….which mortifying story to tell? I once had a couple of guys chatting to me outside a CD release party. We didn’t know it yet but we were all personal friends of the guest of honor and were just killing time outside the club while he finished up. One of the guys turned out to be a famous rapper – except I had NO IDEA who he was. We were all chatting about what we do professionally and I ASKED HIM WHAT HE DID FOR A LIVING. He told me he was also in music and I said something like, “Oh good for you.”

    Eventually, my friend came out and started at us gobsmacked. He stammered to me, “Do you all know each other?” and then he introduced me to Kanye West.

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