Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why?
Picture if you will a scared shaky eleven year old grammar nazi me, right after misspelling the word FEDERAL. You can be sure that I have never misspelled that word since, and the irony of the moment was only increased by the fact that I lived on a Federal Military Instillation (yes it said that right on the gate) at the time. I wasn't scared to be standing in front of the crowd but I was devastated by my mistake. I thrive in front of crowds when I am in a position of anonymity but when I am the only person in focus I struggle.
Fast forward just a few years 😉 to September 7th of this year and things are a little different but still the same. I am standing on top of a concrete wall yelling to close to 20,000 people that wether or not they paid for comic con tickets they were not coming in until the Fire Marshall said they could, this I can handle. The questions and the yelling and the nasty comments I can deal with all of it. There is a form of adrenaline that can only come through proper information. I knew they were angry and rightfully so but I had the information they needed. I knew that no matter how angry they were, they needed to hear what I had to say. That is my type of crowd 🙂
I have never been one to back down from the spotlight. While I don't necessarily crave it, it doesn't scare me either.