Monday, March 4, 2013

Public speaking..... arrggh!

I'm a talker. I'll talk your ear off but.... not in front of a crowd. I am scared to death of getting up in front of a group.... I've done it but...I get sooooo nervous.

Necessary evil with a book coming out in July - GIRL Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie

But I woke up this morning with some great ideas for  a powerpoint... easier to talk when people's eyes are engaged on pix and not on you, right?'s still scary...

So - how do you tackle speaking to a group? What's your best - worst moment?


Debra St. John said...

I don't mind public speaking, but I do like to have a plan. A Power Point is nice, but I always get nervous that the technology won't work and then I won't know what to say. Be sure to have a printed copy just in case!

Good luck!

Deb Larson said...

Great idea Deb. I like to have things in my hands - my book, promotional things, etc. And I try to remember the folks sitting there like books and want to hear about mine or how I got the idea in the first place. I usually make-up 10 pre-planned questions as a press kit and have the answers ready so I don't have to stumble around for the right words. I've thought it out ahead of time.
Good luck and remember to enjoy yourself.
DL Larson

Morgan Mandel said...

As long as I have a cheat sheet, I have no problem with public speaking. I'd be lost without one, and be afraid my mind would go blank for some silly reason.

I have Power Point program and one of these days I'd like to use it in a presentation, when I figure out how!

Morgan Mandel

Cheryl said...

Preparation is the key. I will write up a script, even if I don't plan to stick to it. Then I practice several times before I have speak.