Every now and then I’m asked to do interviews or do some public speaking engagement.
Like many people, there is a fear associated with speaking in public in front of an audience – with all those eyes on you.
It’s taken me a long time to adjust to the concept of being in a crowd, but I still get the panic moments coming after I speak.
With all the fear and trepidation, I still feel compelled to share what life is like and how my son’s Autism has changed our family – but more importantly how as a father it has affected who I am.
A bit selfish? yes, but in order to understand my son more – I have to read a listen more to what others are going through, and maybe… just maybe I will start to catch on to what is going on in my son’s mind.
I remember someone telling me that once I get comfortable speaking in public than I know it’s time to stop.
Well, if the current fear still holds true – than it will be awhile before I get comfortable.
Do you speak about Autism publicly? How do you handle public speaking?