Public speaking

Legs shaking I climb the steps to muted applause. The vacated podium pulses eerily before me.

Drawing breath I conquer my rising nausea, look into the lights and remember to smile.

My carefully crafted words dance before me.

I can do this.

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15 thoughts on “Public speaking

  1. I can remember being nervous the first time. It’s easy now, after 25+ years, although I haven’t given a talk since I retired 4 years ago.

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