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We all know that speaking at a conference is a major honor and a major horror. Some of us want to do it, but most are scared to death of public speaking. This is Brandy Eddings’ tale of the scary part of ScarySEO.
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from Jill 3493 Days ago #
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You go, girl!It’s interesting that we introverts can do public speaking. When I first started speaking at conferences in 2000 I was also scared to death. The first real talk I almost did run away and had I not been with a friend who comforted me, I probably would have.I can tell you that the more you do it and the more you know your craft and what you’re talking about, the easier it gets. I rarely even get nervous anymore, except once in awhile if I am somehow on a panel where I was never quite comfortable with my topic. But honestly, I’d much rather do public speaking than be in a social situation with a large group of people I don’t know and who don’t know me.  (Shudder)

from bbcarter 3493 Days ago #
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Right, I started as a nerdy shy trekkie... I think for experts, speaking to large groups is easier  than small group socializing.  They’re definitely separate skills.

from JamesDuthie 3493 Days ago #
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Man... I can completely relate. Had my virgin speaking gig here in Aus recently, although I was a fill-in to replace a colleague. I had 3 days to prepare. Scared is an understatement and I barely slept the night before. It does get easier right...???

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