Apparently, this is a thing I do now.

wordcamp montrealThis is a thing I do, where I stand up in front of groups of people and pretend to be knowledgeable about things.

If you’re in Montreal, you should come: I can be funny sometimes, and because I have a crippling fear of public speaking, there’s always the chance I will behave in some inappropriately hysterical manner. Educational AND a great schadenfreude opportunity!*

*Self deprecation aside: it will be awesome. Plus, if turnout is low, I’ll probably self-medicate by binging on poutine. And I really don’t like poutine, so please don’t drive me to that.

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  1. Michelle,
    I hope you’ll make it to the west coast sometime. I promise not to heckle!
    If you come to Seattle in July or August you have a 30% chance of staying dry! Make it happen!
    Red

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    1. Tragically, WordCamp Seattle is this coming Saturday.

      Okay, that’s not really *tragic* — it will, in fact, but a lot of fun and feature tons of cool people. But none of those people will be *me.*

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      1. Equally tragic is that WordCamp Seattle is sold out; but I’m on the waiting list. Guess I’ll have to head east next year to see you.
        Thanks for the heads up!
        Red

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  2. Can’t wait to hear you! Maybe even this eternal “I love my site but it’s devoid of content” non-writer will learn something or two or three!

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      1. That’s fine if you want to, but… You might lose your audience if you do that, I’m not that interesting 🙂

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  3. Anyone that can use the word schadenfreude correctly in a proper sentence is worthy of teaching others. I had a teacher in high school that made us choose random topics from a hat and then stand up and give a three to five minute ‘talk’, without notes, without preparation. The first one I drew was ‘snow’. I hated him…but only for a while, because it was a fantastic exercise in thinking on your feet and learning how to find your own comfort zone in front of others. You will be great.

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  4. LOL on the poutine. I learned the hard way that you need to say “No thank you” to a friendly, garden variety Canadian before they will believe you fer real don’t want poutine. Good luck with the talk!

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