That time when I was asked to speak in public.

Europe 13 de may. de 2015

Not a long time ago, a friend I have from the聽Vytautas Magnus University聽(yet another university here in Kaunas)聽that belongs also to the聽Miguelio De Cervanteso Club聽(a Spanish language and culture club based here in Kaunas too)聽asked me if I could talk about my experience as a Spaniard living in Lithuania.

They organise it every year:聽(this year’s was the 5th time)聽a cultural week where they talk about Spain, bring Spaniards and cook Spanish food among lots of other stuff. And it’s quite cool and interesting.聽Primavera en Espa帽ol(Spring in Spanish)聽is how it is called. It’s not the first time I’m part of it, but it was the first time I had to talk about me for about 15 min in front of聽40 people(more or less, didn’t count all of them).

When I was first asked I thought it would be a cool idea and another reason to help me carry out one of my聽2015 resolutions: step out of my comfort zone more often.聽

You might thing that since I have a youtube channel and I video-blog there often I don’t have any problems when talking in public. Well, I do. Talking to a camera when I’m alone聽(or almost alone)聽is one thing聽(you know, I can always edit if I seem super shy in post production. Well, by post production I mean when I’m home with a tea and editing the video, I just wanted to use a fancy word that cool videomakers I look up to use very often, hehe)聽but talking straight to people, making eye contact, and trying to keep them entertained and not babble when trying to speak is sometimes quite challenging.

It went all good. They had fun, I enjoyed and felt like I took聽a mini step forward in overcoming the聽talking-in-public-gets-me-very-sweaty-and-nervous聽thing.




Pau Mateo

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