December 5th, 2013
Tomorrow morning I take the stage at SFU Woodwards and present myself to the world at Creative Mornings. I’ve known about this talk for months, so I’ve had plenty of time to acclimatize to the idea of talking in front of a large audience. Public speaking has always been a huge fear of mine, and normally I avoid it even in small ways.
By going through the process of developing this talk I have challenging a long held fear. Not to say my anxiety has completely gone away, but it feels manageable now rather than completely overwhelming. I’m extremely grateful this opportunity came my way, and also that I had the sense not to refuse it.
The whole experience has me wondering what other fears I should face…
Watch this teaser video about my talk:
November 7th, 2013
On December 6th I will be the featured speaker at Creative Mornings Vancouver. I am both really excited and extremely terrified about this opportunity because I’ve never done any major public speaking like this before.
It’s an honour to be stepping into the role of speaker as I’ve been attending this event since its launch in Vancouver two years ago. The theme for December is Make, which is a perfect fit for me.
Please check out my profile and Q&A on the Creative Mornings blog »
Creative Mornings is a monthly speaker series that happens on the first Friday of every month, and features creative people from a wide range of professions. The event is free (but ticketed) and tickets are made available on the Monday before the event.
If you’ve never attended before all of the talks by previous speakers are available online. This is a great resource for inspiration, along the lines of Ted Talks or Pecha Kucha.
Cross your fingers. Wish me luck. Say hi if you happen to attend.
October 29th, 2013
The 17th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl is just three weeks away, and happens on the weekend of Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th, 2013. This will be my fourth year participating. It amazes me to realize how much time has passed since my first Crawl experience because it feels less long ago.
In addition to the usual Friday to Sunday dates a preview evening has been added on Thursday November 14th, from 6pm to 9pm. Visit the Crawl website for details because not all artists will be participating (myself included).
You can find my page here on the Culture Crawl web site. For those on Facebook I have created an event invitation if you would like to RSVP »
17th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl
Dates: November 15th to 17th, 2013
Time: Fri, 5pm to 10pm | Sat & Sun, 11am to 6pm
My location is E15 on the Culture Crawl map
Address: 1660 East Georgia Street