Bill Roehl the Pepper King taken by Mr. Marcos.
Last week’s poll about how many times you attend the Minnesota State Fair every year came out with an unsurprising result that the vast majority of respondents go once or twice a year. What was surprising for me were the number of people who don’t go at all. I thought everyone in Minnesota did. Crazy.
On to this week’s poll. Yesterday I did a presentation on peppers and cooking with them at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. I am not really much into public speaking although I have done it enough that I wasn’t terribly nervous about the whole thing. Thankfully, because I was cooking at the same time I was talking about peppers, I was able to spend my time concentrating on the food instead of looking at those in the audience (no, I’m not going to cut peppers and onions while looking straight ahead). From all accounts the presentation went very well, the food was good and the content was interesting. There were lots of people in the audience and very few got up to leave during it–a win in my book.
So what do you think about public speaking? Is it something you enjoy or not? Do you do it often for pleasure or work? Do you go out of your way to avoid it or is it something you really look forward to doing time and time again? Whatever you have to say about public speaking go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts. After you do that go ahead and vote on the sidebar and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.