Public speaking is definitely a love or hate topic for most people. Today I had my monthly Women’s Council of REALTORS meeting, of which I am the President, so have to talk in front of a group of between 30-70 people. I have never been too shy, or too bothered about speaking in front of people.
However, when I started this back in January, I was mortified. Each month has gotten easier and this month I finally had no butterflies and actually enjoyed the whole thing. I only have two more meetings and am feeling a bit sad about it. The stress of running a network, coordinating the volunteers and putting together a meeting takes quite the toll on me. And the Third Thursday of every month is a very long day. But I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and would not change a thing. Except maybe knowing what I know now, and not stressing so much about this public speaking from the beginning.