Reader question: Are you terrified of, or do you love public speaking?
I love public speaking. ♥
If you give me 30 minutes and try to take the microphone away from me at 27 minutes I will growl 🙂
While some people faint at the mere thought of speaking in public, I am the first one with my hand up: “Pick me, pick me,” I not so silently pray as I jump up and down like a frothing-at-the-mouth terrier.
I like to speak. Full stop. But, there is a way to speak: to engage and hold audiences.
Have you heard of Soness Stevens, Head Speaker and coach TEDxKyoto? Dynamite through speech, she is. Everyone needs a little Soness in their day because she blows the blues away. She is the official English-speaking voice of Hello Kitty, but she really is, true God, Little Miss Sunshine.
I’ve hung out a bit with Soness and did her seven-day speaking challenge. Sorry Johnny Depp but you’re dropped. I’m marrying Soness now.
The challenge is a brilliant FREE speaking course and I recommend it to people anywhere along their speaking journey.
Soness encouraged me to hone up my three areas of speaking to make it easy for you guys to book me as a guest speaker.
As you can tell from my little video, I speak garbage, but specifically I speak on:
- Garbage in the ocean. Tips for a plastic free kitchen so our future children can enjoy a sea change.
- Recycled craft: weaving motivation with fashion to create a new story for our oceans.
- Junk into Funk: Upcycling children who live on dumps. Through my volunteer work with Operation Food for Life, the dumped kids of Baruni rubbish dump, Port Moresby, turn garbage into cash by collecting post consumer plastic packets to weave into hand bags.
If any of these titles fit your need for a speaker, or if you have a specific topic in mind to woo your audience, I would be happy to discuss your requirements.
Again I ask you, are you terrified of, or do you love public speaking? If you are like most people, you are a big scaredy cat when it comes to a microphone and a sea of faces in front of you. That’s okay because I’m not. Get me in to do your speaking for you. Laughter guaranteed.
Whether you invite me to speak at your function or not, I trust you will keep talking garbage because it makes the world a cleaner place to be.