Public speaking really isn’t my bag, ya know. I’ve done it at various times in my lifetime, when I’ve had to – but usually never voluntarily. Though, when I was in high school and college – I was in all those public speaking type deals like the debate club, forensics – – and even the drama club and have umpteen gazillion plays and musicals under my belt. In addition – many years of singing in various different bands.
So obviously, there is a part of me somewhere deep inside that does not fear the stage and embraces the spotlight. What happened to that part? Where’d it go? I’m going to have to meditate on this with some seriously large amounts of coffee and chocolate, I think.
To top it off, I missed the conference call between all the panel members because my attentions were in the hospital with my mother. That conference call took place and all the panel members (minus ME) talked about the agenda for the panel, what topics would be covered and probably a logical sequence of that discussion. I missed it. I’ve written and asked for anyone to share their notes with me on it, and I’ve yet to get a return answer on that – and with just a week to go, I’m beginning to bite a few nails, ya know?
In the meantime, you can read about our panel here
The description of our panel discussion is as follows:
This panel will take a close look what blog design really means – both in terms of art and practice. Explore how to price your design services, and find out what other blog designers have learned about blog clients. This session is geared toward blog designers and Web site designers, with a special focus on business blog design practices. Topics being covered include: *How to price your design services * How to find out what your client wants * Blog design best practices * Blog design no-nos * What customization is possible within the most poplar blog software tools (without learning HTML, CSS and Photoshop) Special bonus: Get instant feedback on your blog designs from the panel experts, and from the audience. The panel will look at blogs designed by audience members, give feedback and suggestions, and ask the audience to vote for the most successful design.
So, if you were in the audience of this panel – – what information would YOU be seeking? I have many ideas.. but I’m trying to be objective and step outside my little world.