Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Re: Iceland. I'm not going.

I decided not to go- thanks for all of the advice, the bikini car wash certainly was a creative idea. The money was the main issue, and the bad timing- I'm doing the Philadelphia marathon on Nov. 20 and should be focused on that and not on playing in a soccer tournament (read: getting wasted and hooking up with hot Icelandic men) in Reykjavik. I'll have to save Iceland for another time, when I'd be able to do more than soccer playing and nightclubbing. So cheers to me for making the boring and responsible decision for once in my life.

Aside from that, today was awful. I had to give a presentation to my lab group and I bombed so badly that I ended up crying in the work bathroom afterwards. I am the worst presentation giver EVER . I need to take a class in public speaking or something. Either that or become a mime, then I could just act out all of my data instead of having to explain it.

4 comments:

tara d. said...

believe me, you can't be the worst speaker out there. never!

sounds like someone needs an improv workshop...

we can make it work, there's gotta be something we can do. is it nerves or do you feel like you can never get your words out right?

eileen said...

Okay, so maybe not the worst ever, but pretty darn bad. It's partly nerves and partly an inabilitly to speak coherently. I'm thinking about taking a course in public speaking or doing toastmasters or something, but an improv workshop might be an even better idea- what I really need to work on is speaking off the cuff, like when i get asked unexpected questions, i need to be able to think on my feet and give an answer instead of "Uhhhh...I don't know."

awkwardandproud said...

Would it help to picture your audience in Nica men underwear?
:) Kara

tara d. said...

we can do it! come to chi, friend. it really does help with quick speech more than almost anything else. it's all about turning off your censor, but still saying decent things. trust.