Present a two minute talk. (GULP)
I am not nervous because the goal is to present this to a group.
The challenge makes me nervous because I can talk as fast as an auctioneer especially when I am excited and I love to talk. I am a chatter box full of stories and tales.
Two minutes is like a spoonful of the ocean. What can I parse down to share that fast that will be complete? That is the nerve wracking question.
I could practice it live if my video camera was not so lame.
I have slowed down my chattering but it still can't keep up. Plus I do not want to do hair and make up just to practice but not be able to show anyone.
Greeting & Intro
The fact that I have two other blogs leads me into talking about why I Twitter or what it is like to be raising a teenaged girl.
Either of those topics can easily cover five minutes of talk time.
There are some non Toastmasters speakers groups I am finally discovering. I have known about Toastmasters for a while now but I think these other groups I am seeing on Facebook are mostly rather new.
"Motivational Speaking" has been my dream job since the last time I sat down to dream about my life. I know to many others it sounds like a nerve wracking crazy dream.
That is how you know you love a thing. When no one else might ever understand and other people are all but literally running in the opposite direction.
When I face crowds to speak I channel the nervous energy and hone in on the love.
I know I am an effective communicator. I know people want to hear something enriching or humorous and I can deliver both. It is win win.
So now I just need to work on my timing and get some dates on the calendar. Next stop, paying gigs! The house needs things...