My Jolt

I’ll be delivering my first ever Jolt!1 at PAB20102 in Ottawa this month.

My session is entitled Contested Irrelevance.

Public speaking is a pretty terrifying undertaking for me.

I sure hope I don’t chicken — or pass — out.

Hope to see you there!

1 A Jolt! is a timed 5-minute, slide-free session during which the speaker wakes up the imaginations, brains and collective energy of the PAB community.  Jolts are meant to get people thinking, talking, connecting and collaborating.

2 PAB2010 is an annual three day social/new media conference that includes speaking sessions, discussion, JOLTs, workshops, panel discussions, Saturday lunch and a boat cruise. The conference has flourished on a reputation of strong content and a welcoming community, attracting participants from as far away as the U. K. and South America.

About Andrea

Andrea Ross was diagnosed with breast cancer October 6, 2009 and intends to survive and thrive. You can read more from Andrea here.

  • steve

    OMG! You're a better soul than me, Gunga Din.

  • Mantolovich

    That is so cool! Good for you, I'm sure it'll go really well.

  • Wow, that is awesome news, Andrea! Tell us more about the topic and what your current line of thinking is regarding what you will share with the audience. I am sure your words will be powerful and your delivery persuasive, in your true-to-Andrea style!

    You go girl!

  • We'll see…

  • Thanks, Mary. I hope it does but even if it doesn't I'm going to give myself a pat for giving it a try.

  • Thank you, Jenny.

    My Jolt will be about the lessons I learned building and then pulling the plug on our children's literature/literacy internet radio program, JustOneMoreBook!. I hope it helps others avoid learning the same lessons the hard way…

  • 1. Will you be sharing a copy here or @ justonemorebook? Or a transcript? Yes yes?

    2. Confession time. Though public speaking terrifies me, I have a fantasy of doing a really bitchin poetry slam one day. I think videocasts and podcasts would be good for my site, while helping me work up to reading my creative work in public. Your post reminds me that I've managed to procrastinate away 5 1/2 months since my first posting to YouTube — after you rock this one, if you think you want to do it again, pick another venue right away. It's way too easy to pull back and get busy elsewhere, at least for me, especially if I've had a lot going on in my personal life.

    Good luck! (not that you'll need it)

  • Thank you, Elizabeth.

    I'm going to have to look for your poetry slam on youTube this weekend! Congratulations on venturing into podcasting. It's extremely addictive — and infinitely easier than public speaking.

    I will likely post my session video and/or transcript some place. Not sure if it fits best here or on JOMB. First I have to actually get through it!

  • LOL — no actual poetry work of mine read, yet. I fawned about a literary magazine I like. Fawning over art is easy.

  • Jay

    Excellent! I was hoping I would get a chance to see it somehow. I know you'll do an amazing job.

  • Sounds like our JOLT!s will we be complimentary and I'm equally terrified if that's any consolation. I'm sure you'll do just great. After what you've been through the past eight months, speaking in front of friends for 5 minutes is no biggie. 😉

    Can't wait to see you in two weeks,
    Eden

  • So glad to hear public speaking is terrifying for you too — given that you make it look so easy.

    Looking forward to seeing you very sooon!! Woot!

  • Hey Andrea,

    OMG! I'm terrifed, always. I was telling Dave how nervous I am about
    being on a panel this week and PAB right before I got your email. I
    keep doing it to get outside of my comfort zone.

    I know CEOs who are nervous every time they speak in public.

    Can't wait to see you in less the two weeks. w00t!!!

    Cheers,

    Eden

    Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse typos.

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