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How do you feel about public speaking?

All through school public speaking scared the living hell out of me.  Then, while taking classes at the local community college for bookkeeping, I had to take a speaking class.  It was all about giving speeches.  I forget the teachers name (sorry teach), but all in all he did a pretty good job.  There seemed to be a lot of us that were apprehensive at first.  Once we put out a couple of talks most of us were pretty good.  He had told us one way to get over your fears was to make your audience laugh a little first.  Everybody was relaxed and a little more comfortable then.  I remember the second speech we were to give was about ourselves.  What was our motivation for being in school.  Who we were, what type of families we had, how many kids, etc…….anything and everything we felt might be of interest.  The first thing you do is put your name on the board so everyone knows who is speaking.  I told the teacher when it came to be my turn I was going to pretend to forget to write my name down.  I asked him to give me a reminder.  When he did that I pulled grabbed the marker, hesitated and then suddenly pulled out my wallet and looked at me license.  It received mixed reviews, a couple of people were in disbelief, but mainly it got a lot of laughs.  From then on I was pretty comfortable.  I won’t to this day say I am completely fearless, but I think I can do alright.   As long as I believe in what I am talking about.


About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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