Truly I am. So I get really nervous when I have to present - but if I can make the audience also uncomfortable, then I actually feel less nervous. Which leads to some, well, interesting presentations.
Case in point ... during one class, we were asked to do a presentation on the topic of Species Extinction. Now most of my classmates picked species we will be sad to see go, which for someone who cares as much as we all do, was a fairly morose and sad class period.
To lighten things up, and because I am shy as heck and hate presenting, I picked something a little bit different. I picked a species we would be thrilled to see go extinct.
Now, I will warn you in advance, there is a LOT of delicately put language as I attempt to take a very off-color presentation and make it general audience friendly.
So, I started off talking about how this is what we typically think of when we talk about habitat destruction and fragmentation.
Then I really started into my presentation.
Growing up in the Brazilian coastal city of Vitoria, the sisters, like other women there, routinely waxed hair from intimate areas to accommodate the ever shrinking bikinis worn on the beach.
So, aren't you glad you're not going to school with me? My classmates both love - and hate - when I have to present.
I also did a talk on 50 Shades of Animal Sex: Kinky, Painful and Deadly Sexual Practices in the Animal Kingdom and another talk on The Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria and the Origin of the Vibrator.
If you're interested in seeing one of these as a future post, let me know.
As for anyone interested in my covers ... check out Stardust Creation Come on, geek - so of course I had to go geeky with my website name. :)