Stage fright? Never a problem for me! (Hell, I didn’t know there was an audience half the time). But public speaking??? AHHHHH!!!. I’m terrified.
I have been invited by one of the two major Texas Universities to be a guest speaker this week (just in one literature class – not that big a deal). The topics will include Syllable Structure, The Use of Symmetry and Asymmetry in the Writing of Poetry and Prose, Effective use of Rhyme Scheme, “Maintaining the Shape of the Language”, “Show don’t Tell”, Acceleration/Deceleration for Effect…and other crap. I have a nice set of notes (no pun intended) and a lesson plan. The problem is the public speaking part. If I take my anti-anxiety pill, I’ll just be a drone…soo any ideas on how to deal with this fear?
Terrified in Texas....ok..ok...2112