I’m getting the fear!
Oh my goodness, SweetPeas. I am getting SO nervous with the talk I’m doing. The talk will be on Queen’s Campus this Friday, November 14th at 5:30pm in Macintosh-Corry rm E229. So let me back up here and tell you how I got into this situation.
I believe it was about a month ago (probably around the beginning of October) I was approached by Professor Jane Tolmie who runs the Sexual and Gender Diversity program of the Women’s Studies Department at Queen’s University to do a talk with her class. It is a certificate program giving students a perspective on… well… sexual and gender identity. Somehow I fit in there 🙂 She asked if I could talk with her students in a type of lecture then progress to a very informal “go to the bar and chat” at the Grad Club.
Being the multimedia whore that I am, I thought it would be very important to incorporate multimedia into my presentation. Well, that’s where things begin to get crazy. I was implementing a PowerPoint presentation extravaganza on my MacBook incorporating video and audio. I didn’t realize that the presentation wouldn’t be PC friendly.
So here I am at work trying to redo some elements of my PowerPoint presentation so that it could be PC friendly. But I’m loosing some of the multimedia 🙁 It is a bit upsetting and a bit scary. But I’m also realizing that I may be putting too much focus on the multimedia and not the content. This is even more scary!
After fixing this PowerPoint, I’m moving it to the side. Now I need to focus on what I want to say in 30 minutes. Can you imagine me just talking about myself in 30 minutes? I talk about nothing for 30 minutes every Thursday with Breakfast with Tyffanie. I’m just kidding! But seriously, this is a bit scary. What should I focus on in 30 minutes?
I don’t know why I keep asking that question: What should I focus on in 30 minutes? I asked that question of my listening audience of Breakfast with Tyffanie and I got 50 respondents. 50! Very very happy about that.
I just need to relax. I can do this. I do this all the time. Oh goodness, I hope I don’t mess up! Wish me luck 🙂