I am le terrible at public speaking (ironic – because I won my Gr. 8 public speaking contest). I’m pretty much a scaredy-cat at heart. Or hobbit. Perhaps a bit of both. Public speaking is my weak point. So, what am I doing about it?!…I’m going to overcome my scaredy-cat-hobbit-public-speaking-phobia. Thus…I introduce you to my Parent Club Trailer…
*cringes at watching Parent Club trailer*
It took takes upon takes to get that Parent Club trailer (because according to the numerous playbacks of videos which didn’t make the cut – I say UMMMM a whole lot!).
And I get flustered on camera. Often.
So why am I trying to overcome something in which I only see flaws?!
Because I can learn from it.
I can learn about how to overcome public speaking issues. I can learn video and video editing. I can learn about using Youtube for more than watching music videos. It’s all about experience n’est pas?! Learn how to do something – and you won’t be afraid of it.
And plus, from a writing & blogging standpoint – I need this skill. Remember when I did the Blogger Makeover with Parent Club | Shift a Shade by Clairol video? It was a great learning experience (and not just hair and make up) but working with a brand, crew, key messaging (and yes, I flubbed my speaking – lots – that day too).
Or the Finish Power & Free Testimonial – Caroline which has 90,905 views; showing video is a popular platform!
And my book appearances – where you would think I just sit and sign books – but really I need to connect with people through speaking to sell my book.
Here is my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCarolineFernandez (“parent club” was already taken).
So…I’m taking on learning something new. *deep breath*