Saturday, December 05, 2009

Can We Talk?

I'm firming up some dates for speaking engagements in 2010. One's tentatively set for March 28, at 1:30 at the Niles Public Library, another probably in mid May at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

Also, coming up is a radio interview at WJJQ again on May 7, at 9:35 a.m. before my booksigning May 8 at Cover to Cover Books in Tomahawk, WI.

I've heard that some people are more afraid of public speaking than of dying. Surprisingly, I find it easier each time I do it. As long as I have my cheat sheet with me to glance down at once in a while for security and I like what I'm talking about, I'm okay.

What about you? Do you like to talk or would you rather not?


  1. I can have a tendency to be as nervous as heck if I haven't been doing it for a while and I start thinking to much about it or I have no idea what I'm talking about.

    But if I've gotten back into the habit or when it's just totally off the cuff I don't mind too much. When it's about something with which I very, very familiar I enjoy it.

  2. LOL! As a memeber of the NSA, I BETTER like to talk!
    Isn't it wild that people would pick death over public speaking? Or snakes? Dear Lord, it's not that bad!

  3. There was a time when I trembled so hard in front of a group it seemed that pieces of me would just fly apart.

    Why it's different now, I am not exactly sure, but it is. The key for me is preparation. As long as I've done my homework, my confidence level is good. One of my problems used to be a fear of being laughed at, which never happened; now if it were to happen, I'd probably just join in the laughter.

    Bob Sanchez

  4. Anonymous10:10 PM

    I don't consider myself much of a public speaker but I'm certainly more afraid of death! I am more nervous of drawing/painting in public than speaking, though, probably because I consider that more of an intimate activity. I show more of who I am in my art.


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