I Need to Let My Personality Shine When Speaking

10 Jun

Marcie Hill

At my Toastmasters meeting this past Saturday, I realized that I would be da’ bomb if I would allow my personality to shine in my presentations.  This thought occurred to me as I kept thinking about my ideal employees for my business: teenagers.

I don’t know why I want to work with this group. I don’t know what to do.  I’m not a teacher. I’m not a parent. So, what qualifies me to tell them anything?

Anyway, I have determined to let my personality shine.  I have a good sense of humor, I don’t show it when I write.  I am very charismatic; you wouldn’t know from my blog posts.  You would think I’m this big scholastic type of individual that only reads, writes and blogs.  And I am.  But there is more to me than what I show.  I don’t know why I don’t show it.

Speaking in front of a group of people, no matter what the relationship, is uncomfortable.    This issue is also hindering me from speaking in front of the video camera.  I tried to do a commercial for my Father’s Day contest and I ended up sounding rehearsed.  It was terrible.

So, I am on a mission to let my personality shine in my speeches, and in my writing.   My writing audience would increase greatly if I shared of all me.  More than anything, though, I want to connect with teens because they are my future employees.

Note:  That picture is a combo of too much free time and a cool webcam.  The lighting sucked, but I didn’t have anything else to do.

2 Responses to “I Need to Let My Personality Shine When Speaking”

  1. Jennifer Brown Banks June 10, 2010 at 6:58 am #


    Thanks for sharing your struggle. I think it’s something that a lot of writers and bloggers contend with. Good luck in meeting the challenge.:-)

    • marciewrites June 10, 2010 at 8:08 am #

      It’s odd. I move forward full force in my writing business, but I’m afraid to voice my opinion. I’m getting closer to removing the spirit of punk-ness that’s upon me.

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