Thursday, August 20, 2009

Speaking Louder Than Before

Raft3r takes on the role of a public speaker.

Has the world gone mad?

I have been recently invited - not once but TWICE - to speak before an audience.

Raft3r has already accepted both offers. After all, I couldn’t say no.

Though public speaking is on my to-do list, I am now having second thoughts.

The first speaking engagement is before a group of graduating college students.

I was tasked to talk about the real world – job, success, money. Out of three enumerated, Raft3r only achieved the first item.

The other talk is hosted by a non-governmental organization.

They want Raft3r to discuss about blogging and its social responsibility.

This one I am not so sure of. I am, by no means, a professional blogger. Man, I can’t even fix The Deadbeat Club’s HTML settings. Yummy Friend can attest to this.

Whatever possessed these folks to think I can give logical advice to others is beyond me.

Raft3r knows no shit.

35 comments:

The Scud said...

milestone ba yan ng the deadbeat club? you're getting famous! oh. scrap that. you're getting more famous.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Famous ka dyan. Baka infamous. Hehe

gilbert said...

masaya public speaking!!! I've done that several years ago sa isang class sa dati kong college...

saya kasi lahat nakikinig!!

Raft3r said...

gilbert, Nyahaha. Sakin walang makikinig. Hehe

Wendy said...

Ok yan Raft. Who knows? You might need that public speaking skill in the future should you decide to run for public office in Malibay. So accept lang nang accept ng speaking engagement!

Wendy said...

Ay is public speaking a skill or a talent? Hmmmm, I think it's more of the latter no?;)

Raft3r said...

wendy, Kung skill man yan o talent mukhang wala si Raft3r nyan. Hehe

the donG said...

wow! congratulations! one great opportunity. not everyone would have the chance.

eden said...

woww.. nice naman.. one way of sharing your experiences in life..

congratulations

prinsesamusang said...

naks ang cool naman speaker material ka na ngayon? sige nga sample nga ng blogging and its social responsibility na speech? LOL

Random Student said...

maybe butt-ugly guy could have give you add-ons sa speech mo about blogging hehe patok yun pero baka sa stage kayo magbuntalan

Random Student said...

*could have given... ay tinamaan ako ng raft3rism (to correct one's self in the comment section) haha!

Raft3r said...

the dong, Hehe. You still have a better gig kesa sakin! =P

eden, Naku. Wala ito. Wala lang sila ma-invite. Hehe

prinsesamusang, Nyahaha. Nang-asar pa. Wala pa! Help?

random student, Hehe. Natawa talaga ako dito. Lalo na yun tungkol sa pag-edit ng comments. Hehe

wait said...

Naks, Expose na si Raft3r,
Showbiz na nxt offer nyan. Hehe
Apir nman dyan!

Andy said...

Uy, anong nangyari sa blog mo? Ba't nag-iba layout?

Good luck nga pala sa public speaking engagements mo. Tutuloy ka? May bayad ba yang mga yan? :D

Raft3r said...

wait, Nyahaha. Dati pa akong showbiz. Ikaw talaga. Hehe. Pero apir pa din!

andy, Wala. Libre. Exposure lang. Hehe

wait said...

i mean, artista na! nyahahaha

Raft3r said...

wait, Nyahaha. Di pa yata ako ready sa mga intriga. Hehe

KRIS JASPER said...

Goodluck sa appointments mo!

If I have public speaking engagements, I drink alcohols prior to standing on stage. Wag lang pasobra. lol!

Liza said...

Wala akong masabi bro, made ka na talaga! Kayang-kaya mo yan, I'm sure kaya mo pareho. POst mo yung blogging speech ha, hahaha.

Good luck!

Raft3r said...

kris jasper, An alcohol induced speech. Gusto ko yan. Hehe

liza, Nyahaha. Tignan natin. Parang nakakahiya. Walang katuturan ang mga balak kong sabihin, eh. Hehe

pete said...

Ayos, ah. May nauuto ka pa!

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Sila ba nauto ko o ako ang nauto nila? Hehe

len said...

Wow, that's something I don't see myself doing.

When is that? Do it well. It may serve as an inspiration for college students.

Raft3r said...

len, Naku. Mahirap maging inspiration sa iba. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

okay ka naman noong napanood kitang mag-speech ah.

pakumpas-kumpas ka pa nga e, patango-tango sa palpito at kunwari titingin sa audience kahit nangangatog ang tuhod.

ano nga ulit yung last line mo?
"That's all folks?"

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Sabi na nga ba. Ikaw yun malakas humilik noong speech ko!

Judayski said...

Eat 'em up, yummy friend! speak from the heart.

and oh, always happy to help sa html worries mo :)

(ang plastic ng dating. hahahaha. ILU)

Raft3r said...

judayski, Nyahaha. Ewan ko sayo. Hehe

laieesha said...

see, bumibista naman ako ah!!

i think you don't give yourself enough credit... you can totally blow people away! if you speak as well as you blog, you really shouldn't worry....

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Nyahaha. Mukhang guilty, ah. Hehe. Salamat sa vote of confidence.

Mitzi said...

ano nga ba ang balak mong sabihin, baka magkhahalo halo at ung contents ng blog mo ang maging topic mo sa graduates... hehe... i agree with laieesha, if you speak as well as you blog, which I think you do, you've nothing to worry about :) public speaking doesn't have to be extemporaneous right? you can 'read' you're speech? ;D and sure, yakang yaka mo naman kung sakaling may Q&A portion :D

Raft3r said...

mitzi, Q&A? Parang sa pageant? Hehe

mitzi said...

haha, oo, so maghanda ka na rin ng mga one-liners mo ;D ehehe.. .

Raft3r said...

mitzi, Naku. Yan lang kaya ko - ang one liners. Hehe