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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Working with experience

In the beginning of this year I did a course on "Working with your own experience". Last month the course leaders called me to ask whether I wanted to be a guest speaker in the new course. I was surprised but very honoured to be invited. I gladly accepted!

Yesterday afternoon I reported for duty! ;-) I was a bit nervous, because I didn't have time for a proper preparation. The group was smaller than ours, but all very nice people. After an introduction I started to tell my story. Different from my story at the information meetings about eating disorders though, because this was a different audience. I told a more detailed story about my life and my problems with eating disorders and depression. Then I told about the work I do with my experience. The group was very interested.
After a short break I answered questions for quite some time. I also got a lot of compliments for the way I presented myself and my story. They said I made a strong impression and my story was very clear. A real boost for my ego! :-)

Sometimes I'm surprised (but proud) that the girl who was terrified of talking in public is now doing it with just some healthy tension and even enjoys it!

6 comments:

  1. I'm happy that all went well at the little chat with the group. Sometimes a little nervousness is what we need to get us to do things right. It's the adrenaline rush, I guess. Hehehe!

    Happy Samhain!

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  2. Good for you! I'm very nervous speaking in public also so I know what you were feeling. Congrats tho -- sounds like you have the nerves under control!

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  3. Good job! Happy candy collecting night!

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  4. That's fantastic that you were able to feel adept and comfortable to speak publicly. I've heard that that is one of the first most popular phobias speaking public even more than fear of bugs or death!!!

    so that is quite an accomplishment!

    Great to see you again, it's been ages that I've been AWOL...just did a TT list of why I've been away

    and now enjoying catching up with favourite blogs and bloggers like you Tinkerbell!

    Cheers
    Candy

    http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2007/11/13-reasons-ive-been-awol-from-thursday.html

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  5. Wow! Congratulations! And kudos to you for doing something difficult to help others.

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  6. Congrats - I'm so happy for you! This reminds me of my wife's saying: 'It works if you work it, so work it, your worth it' and you certainly are!

    Wishing you a great end to your week :-)

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