I was really excited a couple of weeks back as I was contacted and asked to come in and share my story and experiences of how I got my business started and how we got to where we are at today, at an upcoming workshop being hosted for women that will be all about the importance of Women Empowering Themselves and Pursuing their Passions.
Max attendance will be about 125, so, not thousands, just a nice size group. The 8 speakers that are on the agenda all have pretty impressive backgrounds and then there is little me. I`ve been asked to speak at the end to "close" up the show, nothing big, 5-10 minutes or so.
It is drawing nearer and as I think about it, I got to wondering if anyone else ever worries about doing these sort of things? I would think that people that do this all the time, don`t give it a second thought. I don`t really mind it, once I get going, but it always seems like the second the spotlight is on, I get a heavy feeling in my chest and getting the first few sentences out, is sometimes difficult. Once I get past that, look out! I`m very passionate about my story and experiences and no one knows it better than I so I`m ok, once I get on a roll.
So, just curious, do you love or hate public speaking engagements and does anyone else ever get these feelings when it is time to "start speaking"?