In high school I had to speak at my ex-girlfriend’s graduation party (she was my girlfriend back then though) and I rocked the house. On a couple of other occassions I have spoken in front of small audiences, but coming this August comes my largest speaking gig yet and essentially my most important.
To say that I am nervous as hell would be laughable. I am downright paranoid. I have the personality of a child and so I always feel like the kid around the adults even though I am approaching a quarter of a century in age. I will be speaking in front of established professionals who hold a lot of weight in many different sectors. I hate boring presentations and I hate embarrassing myself so I usually add humor to when I am speaking.
On TV they tell you to picture everyone in there underwear, but if you look at the speaker’s list I have no desire to see any of these people in their underwear. So I have decided to simply stand on stage and wait till the color of my shirt changes to a darker tone due to the sweat.
I run a company and am partner of another and they both have been making huge strides this year. To take it to the next level I need to get face time with these types of people so speaking is going to be a necessity. At this moment you can see that I am practicing my rambling skills.
In any case I invite everyone to come watch me make a fool of myself.
Originally posted on July 18, 2005 @ 11:59 am