Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us PUBLIC.
I have no problem speaking in front of people. This was not always so. I was a shy, quiet person when I got out of college but then I got a job where I had to read examination directions to candidates taking tests. I had to read them over a microphone in front of hundreds of candidates and I realized that they weren’t judging me and I became comfortable with speaking in front of crowds.
Then I had to give presentations of groups of 50 or more teachers in my job. This involved slide presentation and the use of overhead projectors back in the day. So I got used to using media in my presentations. I became more used to giving presentations and speaking in front of groups and answering questions from them.
Now I speak up in small group meetings and regularly testify in court cases for CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for children). I am called on to testify in Family Court about CASA cases where the children have been neglected or abused and I have no problems with doing that. I simply stick to the facts and tell the truth. The lawyers can try to twist my words but I try to make myself clear. I’ve had no real problems.
So speaking in public is not a terror for me.