Monday, January 14, 2008

Stage Fright?

Do I get nervous when confronting a class of 20 kids my age? When I don't know everybody too well I guess I do. Today I performed my 5 minute speech for English class. I decided to pass on discussing steroids in sports and stuck with my original plan to talk about bike racing. Pictures and videos were easier to come by when creating the powerpoint presentation.

I started off fine but as my speech progressed I grew uncomfortable. I don't know why. I didn't shake or turn red, but my mouth turned dryer than the Sahara. That's such a bad feeling and there's really nothing you can do about it. But get this, I had the girls in the class actually interested when I was showing video clips of cyclocross. I couldn't believe it. There was also this one kid who kept asking me about "BMXing." I kept trying to tell him it was not part of my presentation. I received a b+ and am very content with that.

2 comments:

jayhawk said...

dry mouth got you down

Jeff said...

lol, sounds like a commercial