Monday, May 16, 2011

Just picture everyone naked

I am a talker. I probably talk too much at times. But there's one major exception to that: Public speaking in front of large groups. Freaks me out! Always has. But, heck, I guess I'll never get comfortable with it unless I start practicing more, right? So, that said, I'm pretty excited that I've been invited to be a guest speaker Tuesday night at a local PT clinic, where I'll be "opening" for Matt Fitzgerald! I have a whole 30 minutes to be in the spotlight, and I've heard that there are already 50+ RSVPs, so here goes nothing!

Here's the link to the event if anyone's in or around OC tomorrow night! I guarantee I'll be fun to laugh at ;)

9 comments:

  1. I always used to hate public speaking myself, but after enough forced speeches and presentations, you get used to it.

    Best of luck (though I doubt you'll need it).

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  2. ...or in their underwear...

    You'll do great. Just find a friendly face and talk to them. No different than speaking to a friend.

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  3. i could never get up and speak in front of a lot of people. i would have a panic attack! great idea for practicing. I am sure you will do fine! GOOD LUCK!

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  4. You are going to knock those naked people dead with your public speaking skills :) You are beautiful Tawn and they will be happy to look at you and hear you speak!! go Get em Tiger....

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  5. You will do great!! I had to do a lot of public speaking...what comes me down is doing some deep yoga breathing. Close your eyes for a second, and just begin. AND if you can start off with a laugh - whether that be a joke, or just resorting to make fun of yourself, it just makes it more comfortable.

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  6. Wow, congrats.
    You'll be fine.
    I'll be there.
    I'll be the naked guy sitting left center.
    No really, look for me.

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  7. good luck! you can do it girl :)

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  8. I live on the opposite coast, so how did it go?!?! :)

    I'm teaching public speaking skills with my students right now!

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  9. Public speaking used to really bother me - sort of like waves! Even though I took a class in college, it really helped to do Toast Masters for a while. Something tells me that with the podcasting and teaching fitness classes, you'll get past it in no time!

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