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Speaking on Camera

I make a lot of videos these days. I appear on camera for people to hear what I say. My top video that I appear in screen has almost 800 views. That many people have watched me talk about fantasy novels I’m anticipating in 2017. 

But think about this. How would you feel if people you know are watching your videos? They could be friends, family, and even coworkers. A few years ago, I would have said there’s no way I could do that. But now? It’s not a big deal for me anymore. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I don’t think about it. Even though I’m thinking about it now, I’m so used to it that I really don’t care if people have a negative opinion. I do it for those who enjoy that type of video. 

I also do a lot of public speaking now. 15 years ago, I couldn’t do it. Then I became a team leader in a call centre. I spoke to groups of up to 50 briefing them on projects. Then I taught English for 11 years to groups of up to 8-10 people. Now I speak to groups of up to 40 several times a day at work. And I have no problems doing it. I would’ve had terrible stage fright several years ago. Now it’s not a big deal. 

How do you feel about speaking in front of groups?

A Feeling of Change

Today has been a day of change. Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling very good. I was feeling like I was at a low, one of my lowest days in a very long time. But a couple things happened today that have changed all of that.

I’m not going into one of them, because it’s not guaranteed 100%, and I don’t want to talk about it publicly, anyway. The other thing, I will definitely talk about.

You see, I did something I’ve never done. It’s part of the daily vlog that I started. I spent some time outside making a video. If anyone watched me, they’d probably wonder what the hell I was doing. I mean, it looked extremely silly. I’m going to be posting the video tomorrow, and I’m almost afraid of it making me look like an idiot, but it’s meant to look like I’m failing at things. If you’re curious, subscribe to my vlog channel. I’ll also post the video here, in case you don’t want to subscribe. Either way, look for it tomorrow!

But really, the most exciting change is something I’m not telling you. But I might say something about it in a week.