Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's All About the Speaking Engagements & Industry News

Today my stop is at Tina Games’ BLOG I cover some of the speaking opportunities I’ve had over the years.


Industry News and Interesting Articles:


Amazon Under Pressure to Relight the Fire at Seeking Alpha


Barnes & Noble Launches 16th Annual Summer Reading Program: Imagination's Destination at Book Business


Books-A-Million is still surviving at Publishers Weekly


Have you ever done a speaking engagement? Does the thought of standing in front of a crowd of people scare you? I’ll share this with you: 15 years ago I would’ve been terrified. Now I absolutely love it.


Your photo inspiration for the day:

BOOM!

14 comments:

farawayeyes said...

Public Speaking - I love it. Oh, it scares the stuffing out of me, but the adrenalin rush is better than sky diving. Never, ever let me near an 'open mic'.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, I think it's scary!

Matthew MacNish said...

Public speaking doesn't bother me that much, as long as I have something well prepared.

anthony stemke said...

Shy and introverted when a schoolboy, but for some reason I never had a problem with public speaking, except sometimes I didn't know where to put my hands.
Great post.

DL Hammons said...

I've only spoken in front of groups for my own company, which isn't really the same. But I used to be an Administrative trainer and taught classes to strangers regularly. I'm perfectly okay as long as I'm 100% comfortable with the topic. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Faraway, I am dangerous with a microphone.

Good to hear some of you aren't afraid.

M Pax said...

Used to terrify me. Now I enjoy it, too. I practiced at open mics at the local library & I teach the public at the observatory. Learning to speak to a crowd in the dark is less scary.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

What a magnificent BOOM. Thanks, L. Diane!

xoRobyn

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I could chat a hind leg off of a donkey as they say but public speaking? I'd be terrified.

Yvonne.

Donna Shields said...

Yup. Just the thought freaks me out.

Ciara said...

I grew up with a speech issue, and when I get nervous it pops out so speaking to a crowd is not a good thing for me. Give me a script and I can win a room, though.

J.L. Campbell said...

Interesting sampling of info, Diane. I happened to give a talk this past Sunday at church. I don't think it's something I want to do again for a loooog while.

Arlee Bird said...

I'd love to get into speaking on a regular basis. When I was touring with the show I would often improvise impromptu presentations for promotional things or if we'd encountered problems and the show was delayed. I kind of liked doing this though I didn't like that the show was off schedule.


Lee
A Faraway View

Susanne Drazic said...

I'm not crazy about public speaking. I've done some speaking in front of small groups for business related things in the past and church related things. Nothing where I've had to get up in an auditorium or conference room setting.