Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Public Speaking

I've always given good presentations, but I never like speaking in front of a group. I've been going around campus meeting with different departments talking to them about the United Way. But this morning I stood up in front of a crowd of 1500 judgmental college students. My legs were shaking so much! I could hear a few employees sitting close to the stage whisper to each other, "She's shaking." and it made it worse. I tried changing my position to stop it, but it didn't work. I was wearing a dress, and my shaking was more obvious because the material was moving. It's funny because people that know me well on campus told me they could tell I was nervous. Everyone else told me they thought I did a great job and couldn't believe I got up in front of so many people. I was in theatre until I graduated from high school, so my voice doesn't usually betray me, but I've always gotten so nervous. My elementary school performed musicals every year, and in the fourth and fifth grades I had speaking parts with solos. I remember sitting in our cafeteria just shaking before going on stage. Some things never change. Hopefully I don't have to do that again until the spring when I raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.


Besides, Allison, has anyone switched to Beta? What are your thoughts?


Melanie said...

What was that about MySpace? You sure that was me? I don't have one and I don't remember looking at yours. Jaime also has a comment from a "Mel" that is maybe a Melissa? Confusing...

Elisa said...

I hate it when my body acts independently from the way my mind wants it to!