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Friday, July 22, 2011

When Speaking is a Joy

I had just one seminar this month, and it was a total joy!

Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC is always a great place to visit. Returning to do Part II of my Publishing & Promoting seminar to a room full of eager writers was wonderful. There were a few new faces and many returning from the first seminar last month. Makes me feel good to know I didn't scare everyone away!

This session was a total joy because...

At least four of the attendees drove down from Jacksonville to see me and plan to attend my seminars in Jacksonville this fall. That really touched me.

Most of the attendees were familiar with the Internet - blogs, social sites, etc. That is so refreshing! Often half the group isn't even online. (I know - the horror!)

The group was so responsive and eager. I fed off their energy.

So many came up and talked to me during the breaks. Sometimes people are afraid to do that. I'm only 5'3" - I doubt I intimidate anyone!

This seminar is my favorite!

I always enjoy speaking to others, but some days, it's total bliss!

Do you have moments of joy like this doing what you do?


Unknown said...

Someday I would love to give a seminar. I think I would be nervous at first but I know in the end, I would love it. I'm so glad that people went to see you! YOu deserve it, your site and your blog looks wonderful.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Clarissa, it is wonderful! I actually prefer speaking to writing now, and I used to be SO shy.

Poetic Soul said...

I don't think I could speak, I see my throat closing up.. glad it was good

Bob Sanchez said...

I used to shake so hard in front of a group, I thought my body would fly apart. Somewhere along the way, I made peace with it--not that I am good at it or do it often, but it's okay.

I admire your enthusiasm. You sound like a terrific presenter, Diane.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Poetic, that's why you start small. I bet you could speak if you tried.

Bob, the first time I was terrified, but when I finished, I realized the experience was like a shot of adrenaline. I realized I loved it!

Charmaine Clancy said...

I'm more of an attendee than a host at seminars and workshops, but I've been running some writing workshops for primary school kids lately and it is such a joy to deal with all those wild imaginations :)
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