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Public Speaking

Mary Mooney

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 11:07am

 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 

Today I am grateful for public speaking.  Okay.  I love to talk.  Get up off the floor, you’re embarrassing yourself!  I have always loved to talk.  I talk to myself all the time and yes, I answer.  Send the white coats. . .wait, make them black because I look sooooo thin in black.

 

 

 

I also love telling stories. To me each spoken stories is just like each written story and vice versa, with a beginning, a middle and an end.  FYI-and “end” is not necessarily a “point”, so don’t always expect one.

 

 

 

If I can tell stories, out loud and also do it in front of a crowd, I’m in Heaven.  When I was in junior high and high school and had to read a lousy book and do a report, I would beg to NOT write it and give it orally.  That’s because I had a terrible time comprehending what I read and could not put two thoughts together on paper, but I could always “tell” a story out loud.  It was not until I realized that all writing is is telling it out loud. . .in print.  Are you still with me?  I gave an oral book report like a monologue, a performance without props.  Nailed them.  Every time!  Oh and by the way, lest you think I’m illiterate, now I read lousy books continuously and can usually report on them in detail even if I don’t always remember the title and/or author.

 

 

 

That feeling, that synergism between the audience/listener and the speaker/me is like a drug that doesn’t cost a thing and there are no calories!  I had a blast doing the talk on China at Peter Becker Community the other day.

 

 

 

So today I am grateful for public speaking.  Especially when it’s me doing it.

 

I also love telling stories. To me each spoken stories is just like each written story and vice versa, with a beginning, a middle and an end.  FYI-and “end” is not necessarily a “point”, so don’t always expect one.

If I can tell stories, out loud and also do it in front of a crowd, I’m in Heaven.  When I was in junior high and high school and had to read a lousy book and do a report, I would beg to NOT write it and give it orally.  That’s because I had a terrible time comprehending what I read and could not put two thoughts together on paper, but I could always “tell” a story out loud.  It was not until I realized that all writing is is telling it out loud. . .in print.  Are you still with me?  I gave an oral book report like a monologue, a performance without props.  Nailed them.  Every time!  Oh and by the way, lest you think I’m illiterate, now I read lousy books continuously and can usually report on them in detail even if I don’t always remember the title and/or author.

That feeling, that synergism between the audience/listener and the speaker/me is like a drug that doesn’t cost a thing and there are no calories!  I had a blast doing the talk on China at Peter Becker Community the other day.

So today I am grateful for public speaking.  Especially when it’s me doing it.
 

Each and every day I find something to be grateful for. My gratitude's are heartfelt, personal, moving and often humorous. Facebook followers have encouraged me to branch out. I hope you will relate.

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