Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I Survived It

Yes. I'm still here. The talk went pretty well. I did some nervous fast talking, and probably covered things a little too quickly, but my handout was pretty thorough. I didn't break out into hives or anything, but I was sweating a whole bunch. Instead of Sweating to the Oldies it was Sweating to the Karate Talk.

I was half tempted to play Kung-Fu Fighting as my intro. Loosen up the crowd, so to speak. There were pretty many people there. And I think I threw up a little in my mouth when they had to add an extra table to have enough seats.

I realized later that I got started too early, and Misty didn't introduce me. She even asked how I wanted to be introduced, but I was just too anxious to get it over with. So, oops. Sorry Misty! I had talked to most of the new people who'd come to the meeting. There were five.

Dan, my surprise assistant, was a very good sport. He's a bit of a wild card, and I was a little nervous that he'd run away with the show because he has such an outgoing personality, but he was great.

So all in all, I didn't vomit on anyone, so I'm calling it a success.

8 comments:

Victoria said...

I'm glad it went well and I'm soo sorry I missed it. I won't miss it when you do the advanced class though...unless I can't help it! lol (When do you want do do that? email me.)
5 new people huh? Wow. That's crazy for a holiday weekend!

Haleine said...

Yeah, any public speaking event that doesn't include projectile vomiting should be considered a success. Glad it went well.

Susan Kelley said...

It was terrific and I think the new people were impressed that we had a talent like you in the group. I could tell you were nervous but I don't think people who don't know you could. I learned some things too.

Ava Quinn said...

No worries, V. There's been only about 5 people interested in an advanced class. And Misty wants to do some writing meetings, so I don't know if there will be time or enough interest. Plus there's the motorcycle basics one, but I have the same concerns about that as the advanced self defense. So we'll see.

Yeah, 5! I almost wet myself.

Ava Quinn said...

My thoughts, exactly Haleine.

Ava Quinn said...

Sue, I'm blushing! I've gone bright red.

Glad to hear I may have fooled some people. :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I think you're miscounting for the advanced. Everyone I saw was interested! And I am, too, though I didn't say so, because I thought it was a given!

Victoria said...

I think you're miscounting, too. I'm interested! Never fear, I'll contact you to get you on the calendar! :)
V.

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