My husband volunteers at an organization that raises funds for the hospital's NICU where my first son was born. Tomorrow night they are having their big annual gala downtown, where my son becomes the preemie poster child for the night. This requires a speech from his mom - aka me - sharing our NICU story.
I'm a writer, not a speaker. I'm not necessarily nervous about speaking.... on a stage.... in front of 250+ people.... okay that part is nerve racking enough. But I'm not an off the cuff speaker...AT ALL. I can't stand up there and rattle off an emotional retelling of our story. I'd sound like an idiot. I absolutely must write and prepare my speech until I have it memorized word by word. There is something about writing the words down that make them flow so much easier for me.
What about you? Can you speak spontaneously as well as you can write? And if so, would you like to give a speech for me tomorrow night? Kidding. Kind of.