Putting on My Best Sarah PalinOctober 22, 2008 at 9:54 am | Posted in LIfe | 18 Comments
Tags: Dale Carnegie, ektron, public speaking, Sarah Palin, Synergy 2008
It is now almost 10pm and I just got back from an open bar at Cheers. I’m riding high after my speech. It went very well – and all without a fact checker. 🙂 I had one person ask if I spoke to large groups often. As this was a nice person, I took that as a compliment. Now, I can sit back and relax… Ah…
I am in Boston this week at ektron‘s 2008 Synergy Conference. I’ve been asked here to speak about my company’s website implementation. My talk will begin at 1:30 EST this afternoon. The room in which I will be speaking seats upwards of 250 people. This is by FAR the biggest group to which I’ve ever spoken. Thankfully I’ve had Dale Carnegie training or I would truly be freaking out right now.
To prepare myself, I’m visualizing myself as Sarah Palin. Whatever her politics, my politics, and your politics may be, she is a great public speaker. She is one of the best women I’ve seen and heard speak in a long time. When she speaks in front of a large crowd she is energetic, enthusiastic, and well-spoken. So, I’m off to practice my speech for the next hour or so before lunch. When I do so, I’ll putting on my best Sarah Palin. Since I speak with my hands as well, I’m hoping not to adopt her particular gestures. I’m not out for anyone’s cojones, so I’ll try to be a bit more gentle. 😉