My friend Jane told me recently that headlines with the words “naked” and “Lindsay Lohan” in them always go viral. (She writes the Film Gecko blog, so she would know.) I was afraid to put Lindsay’s name in this header though. After all, this post isn’t about her at all. And she might sue me. There’s that.
No, this post is about me giving my very first speech about two years ago. I was wearing clothes, but I felt very naked at the time. A friend happened to film me, mostly so I could watch it later and critique myself for educational purposes. For instance, when I watched the video, I realized I should try not to bob and weave so much. At any rate, a very smart technical genius recently figured out how to fix the volume on this clip so you could all hear what I’m saying. Please keep in mind that a professional shoot was never the intention here. Still I think you might get something out of this series of videos. What follows is part 1 of my Marriage Myths talk. People laughed, and not because I was naked. You might laugh, too.
A professional journalist, Alisa Bowman is the author of Project: Happily Ever After, a memoir of how she saved her marriage, and coauthor of Pitch Perfect, a must-read if you've ever had a sense of dread tie up your insides before a speech, presentation, or conversation. If you enjoyed this post, you will no doubt love her updates on Facebook and Twitter.