A lot of people are terrified of speaking in front of a crowd. Not me. A tingle runs up my spine when I look out over a large, captivated audience and see people looking at their watches, yawning, and sending text messages to themselves just to pass the time.
It’s exhilarating to watch them inch ever closer to the edge of their seat while leaning back to count the number of tiles on the ceiling. But my favorite part is the thunderous sound of shoe soles echoing off ceramic flooring as they stampede toward the exits after my closing remarks. Not bragging, but sometimes the mere mention of my name sends them running.
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Hey, I just got a great idea. Wanna hear it?
Not really. Most of your ideas are pretty lame, but humor me.
You know how they have conferences for different writing genres, like Western Writers of America, Science Fiction & Fantasy, and Romance Writers?
Yeah, go on.
Why not hold one for humor writers? I’ve got some great speakers in mind.
You mean like Dave Barry and Fran Lebowitz?
Not exactly. I can only afford those two guys from Friday Flash Fiction, Russell Gayer and Perry Block.
Really? How much are you paying attendees to come?