Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in the bathroom? Why?
I am comfortable in front of people.
During high school, I wrestled. Wrestling builds confidence, especially when wrestling one on one in front of 500 + people with the audience analyzing your every move and perfection of techniques.
In Washington State they have the biggest wrestling state tournament, hosted in the Tacoma Dome. Over a thousand roaring fans, 150 different schools, 14 weight classes, 5 divisions, and hundreds of outgoing wrestlers all trying to leave their name in history.
During my high school wrestling career I made it to the finals over 90% of the time and won 80% of my matches. The energy and excitement can’t be described with words alone.
So being in front of a crowd is not difficult for me, especially when I know what I am going to say or do. Practice makes perfect and I am a perfectionist.
***Stage Presence (n): the ability to command the attention of a theater audience by the impressiveness of one’s manner or appearance.
In response to Naked with Black Socks