Public speaking and enunciation of my words. I want to become a great speaker while interacting one on one and in front of large groups of people. Speaking with authority and articulating my thoughts without getting nervous and tongue tied is like my current obsession. I already know that I can do this because I have done it before. Hey, I do it now… but, I do it in comfortable spaces. Where there is no need to be afraid. The problem is being confident in unknown places and company, such as online, on camera, in front of large groups of people I might want to show how to bake a three layer cake without fail or, just with one person I want to get to know better or I want them to know me. Also, I want to enunciate my words better when talking. I don’t mumble or anything like that, but when I hear people speaking clear and sharp I pay more attention. That’s the effect I want on my listeners.
Frankly, I get nervous and tongue tied all the time. I am mostly an introvert I think. I say hello to everyone I see but, I don’t usually engage in a full conversation until I feel them out for a bit. The funny thing is, in my imagination I am a social butterfly and I engage with everyone and can talk about anything and everything. I can actually visualize it. This is what tells me that my selective semi-mutism doesn’t have to be. I just have to snap out of it. And, by that I mean PRACTICE. It’s going to take practice and patience to get to the place where I’m comfortable walking up to an unknown person and starting a conversation even if it’s just small talk. Big things start out small.
In just a few weeks I hope to begin developing my speaking skills and my confidence by joining a group of like minded people who have the desire to do the same. I am excited and nervous to get out there and push past the fear.