Does public speaking excite you and yet make you freak out a little?
It sure does for me. As my first conference talks draw closer, I’m starting to have small waves of anxiety & doubt at the prospect of speaking about Kotlin to a room full of people.
They are infrequent, but in the moment, I totally feel like everyone there is going to know more about the topic than I am.
Tonight was my first meetup talk… and I have a lot of thoughts. And a bit of a headache.
But I’m also really happy with myself for stepping out of my comfort zone.
I’m trying something new
In the spirit of transparency, vulnerability, and inclusiveness, I’m starting a little series called “goo bts”.
Yesterday my number of upcoming speaking engagements went from 2 to 4
This morning I added 10 new events to Udacious Seattle and starting planning a big capstone event for our Google Udacity Scholar students
… and suddenly it seems like i might need a bigger plate
I’m trying a lot of new things right now. (as I said I was going to this year)
- organizing a local meetup
- local meetup speaking
- conference speaking
As part of my regular self-care routine, I commonly write about my thoughts, successes and struggles
It recently occurred to me that others might benefit from seeing an open & honest view of the process behind some of these types of endeavors