Turns out, I’m not afraid of public speaking.
I figured out a great trick: I have to know what the heck I’m talking about.
Last week, I got a last-minute invite to talk about blogging at a meeting with the Gilbert Small Business Alliance.
With less than 24 hours to prepare, I whipped up an outline. While Lou cleaned the dishes that night, I rehearsed my presentation.
And, because my husband is awesome, when I “opened the floor” for some Q&A, he asked multiple questions and spoke in a different character voice each time.
I expected I’d be super nervous before the presentation. Instead, I was just slightly sweaty as I blabbed in front of the small crowd of florists, mediators, floor cleaners, and other independent business owners.
The audience asked some really great questions, shared their own blog ideas, and I received some great feedback from the organizers. All in all, I think it went well.
Of course, the big win for me was not feeling terrified.
And, as a bonus, I now have an outline so I can easily write a blog about blogging.