I Can’t Believe I’m Going to Do This (Day 29)

With extreme reservation, I asked the tec-savvy sound guys at the Christian school if it was possible: could they, maybe, if it really wasn’t any problem, (and they certainly could say no if they needed to), but maybe, could they possibly record my talk??

Of course, the tec-savvy sound guys at the Christian school said, “No problem!”

They recorded it happily. I winced.

They said, “We’ll get that to your dropbox as soon as possible!” I winced again.

I’ve never listened to one of my talks before. Never. Oh, I wish I could stay in my ignorant and happy place forever! But Andy Stanley says “don’t you dare”. He says the best way to improve at public speaking is to nit-pick your way through every recording, identifying strong points and noting areas of growth.

So…

I…

am going to…

listentomyself.

Yikes. I can hardly type that without hiding under the table.

I’ll let you know if I survive.

(Have you ever done this terrible thing? Did you actually survive??)

 

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2 Comments to "I Can’t Believe I’m Going to Do This (Day 29)"

  1. Aimee
    October 29, 2013 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    I’ve done it. Listening to the first one for me was the most difficult. But…. it paid off tremendously. It’s interesting that often the times the things we fear are exactly the things that God will use to stretch and develop the gifts He has given. I love following your posts and LOVE Andy’s book. It was in my top 10 this year.

  2. October 29, 2013 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Haha!! We used to have to video ourselves to watch and critique in our teaching classes in college. It’s definitely wasn’t pleasant! :)
    I had to change blog readers and just now got your blog back in my feed. I’m so glad to be able to see what you’re up to!
    The short time we were able to spend together at Relevant is still a special memory to me! Hope you’re doing well!!