Lessons learnt when you are a guest speaker
All learned the very hard way, so you don’t
By Sherry Carroll, AKA the Shiny Happy Sherry
Remember, it can always get worse…
If they offer you a chair, take it…
If they don’t offer you a chair, don’t forget to ask for one.
This was my first public speaking event (as a writer) and the first time EVER doing a reading of one of my books, Even Rock and Roll has Fairy Tales: the Flight of the Sherry Fairy,with a QA and a book signing after; and standing up on stage all that time, without being able to move around much, because you are nervously trying to juggle a book in order to read it out loud to a room full of people, is not as easy as it sounds, especially in high (ish) heels.
My knees/legs were so sore the next day I could…
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