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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Talking to a crowd/Public Speaking


Most people are afraid to speak in front of a crowd of strangers. That’s never been a problem for me. In fact as a kid in school my report cards consistently contained “good student but talks too much.” At least I never got sent to the Principal’s office for it.
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Find out how to talk to a crowd of strangers here.

15 comments:

Barb said...

What a gift to love public speaking! I can do it if I must but sure don't like it.

Camels & Chocolate said...

Oooh jealous. I am a TERRIBLE public speaker (there's a reason I'm a writer), but I'm using my public position on the ship to give talks/speeches when I can simply to someday conquer that fear!

Powell River Books said...

Thanks for the follow on Twitter. I have read your blog before and really think your lifestyle is exciting. I've always thought being a park ranger would be fun. When I was a kid I have great fond memories of hikes and talks in parks across the country. - Margy

p.s. I used to be a principal. Kids that got sent to my office had to do even more talking (to get to the root of the problem). You might have even liked it.

Elaine said...

Good that you found a job that suits you so well and that you love. I have done my share of public speaking but it's not something I really enjoy.

Denise said...

I envy your ability to talk in front of people. I tend to lose all ability of speech. Thanks for following me on Twitter too. I'm still working my way around that site and trying to figure it all out.

Grace InAZ said...

It's a great thing to work at something you love. My daughter and S-I-L work for the NPS doing sound monitoring. They were just at the Grand Cyn in August, I think. They live in UT but get to work in several beautiful locations. Like you, their "office" is outdoors! Enjoy! Thx for visiting my blog. I hope you'll take a minute to follow me (I did yours) and visit often! Hugs, Grace from Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/

Kathiesbirds said...

LOL! Gaelyn! What a sense of humor you have! Just had to pop over and say hi before going to bed! Thanks for all you comments!

Carolyn said...

There is nothing more rewarding than knowing you have engaged people with your passion and knowledge and if only one person learns something from you you have done your job...you do it here everytime you post! Thank you...
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Carolyn said...

P.S. Gaelyn your header photo is absolutely outstanding!
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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I was terrified when N made plans for me to do a talk to Rotary about the my cycle ride from the bottom of England to the top of Scotland for charity. In fact it went so well, much to my surprise, that I did another couple of talks after that on different subjects. It is not so difficult when you get into the swing of it. Diane

dAwN said...

I would most likely faint if i had to get up in front of people and talk. Glad there are people like you who are comfortable talking in front of crowds. I dont think picturing naked people would help me either..ha

Bibi said...

Insightful post. As a teacher, I don't have a problem with public speaking either. I actually enjoy it.

Karen said...

hahahaha, love the cartoon at the end. You are a great speaker, and you are right, the perfect job for you!

Firefly said...

I wasn't always too good at it while in school, but working as a tourist guide I became were comfortable with it and now I don't mind doing it at all. Not in front of crowds on the radio. I also believe in knowing what you want to say, but not rehersing it.

katney said...

I remember those 50¢ cookies.

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