My 14 year old is an excellent public speaker. Our school is responsible for that. They started them at a young age presenting to groups, classes and even the entire grade (430+ kids).
That is a life skill that she will be thankful she has!
I do not have that skill. I am a hot mess when called on to speak in any capacity, to a group larger than 3. Now, I have done it throughout my school, college and professional and volunteer careers. Usually, I get a stomach ache, my palms sweat and I do everything to stop my voice from shaking.
So when I was asked to appear on Good Day Columbus last week, the day before our Holiday Open House and 2 days after our NYC trip, I tried to take it in stride. I tried to practice the breathing tips and all the other tips I was given. I think it was a good thing that we had so much going on, I wasn't able to freak out as usual.
Julie Kriss, from Kriss Enterprises, held my hand along the way.
We arrived and set up our segment area. Not knowing exactly how fast 5 minutes would go, I brought half the shoppe with me!
Needless to say, it felt like seconds and then we were done. You can see the segment for yourself!
I also had the pleasure of completing a Pinterest-inspired craft in an hour.
I chose the light-up canvas as the craft. We will do a similar one in our December Pinterest Party.
I am thankful for my 15 minutes of fame. I am thankful that I didn't vomit, pass out, choke or drop any inappropriate words during that time. I am grateful to Julie for putting up with my craziness, Melody for prepping the stools for me while I was in NYC, and Shelly for seeing me at 6:30 to tame my crazy hair! Oh, I cannot forget my poor family, they listened to me freak, discuss and practice what I would say. None of which I did say, but - oh well.
Yes people, it takes a village.
Now it's back to my calm and productive week as a regular gal and not the tv star I was last week!