Simon says, "Wave your right hand." Simon says, "Raise your left hand if you've read enough about this talk already." Simon says, "If you'd like to see a couple of clips from the talk, click away."
The first clip lasts 2:52. It's the introductory part of the speech, a little "joke-ish." I'm talking about my insecurities when it comes to decorating and preparing for an event like this. The 2nd clip lasts 2:29. It's the conclusion, and I'm talking about the "Great Gathering" we will all be at someday if we've invited Christ into our hearts and lives. These are the glad tidings of great joy: There is room at the gathering of the Lord for each of us because Jesus came to earth to make a way for us to join the great family of God at the table. The audio is not that great since my husband used our own video camera to tape it. If this isn't enough wild fun for you, email me, and I'll send you the script. I only offer that because if you are in charge of a women's ministry and are looking for ideas for an event, this could be tweaked to work for you. You can't tell what the talk's about from the clips.
Notes/Tips of interest:
1. My pantsuit is black, not dark green. But if it had taped black against that black curtain, I would literally be a talking head. And hand.
2. That is the mic wire hanging out of my jacket, not a watch chain, as gansta-cool as that look might on a pinstripe suit like mine.
3. It's always important, when you're speaking to a crowd, to completely ignore the right side of your audience. Only turn and tilt your head to the left the entire night. That is the professional way to work a crowd.
4. Make sure you sip enough water before your speech so that you feel the need to pee through the whole thing.
5. To perk up audience interest, try misprounouncing a couple of words and phrases. For example, in talking about Chicken Pox ravaging a neighbhood at Christmastime one year, I called it, "Christmas Pox." Well, the bumps ARE red.