Thursday, September 25, 2008

Do I look official?

Tonight was a candidate forum for school board sponsored by two PTA groups but open to the public. I would be the middle one in the black and white stripes just in case you didn't recognize me :-)









The format was a five minute opening statement followed by 6 questions from the audience. We each had two minutes to respond to the question. At the close of the evening we got a 1 minute closing statement. Unfortunately we still have 6 more questions to answer in writing since we ran out of time. Our mayor was the moderator and did a fine job of keeping us all in line.

There are six candidates for 3 seats so the process took a while and they didn't even give us water. I am parched even now just thinking about it. There were only about 100 people in the high school auditorium. Thank goodness for the musical theater I've done from that stage or I would have been totally intimidated.

The newspaper has already posted the article in their web site and I don't think I sound like a total moron. The danger when speaking off the cuff, is that it sounds awkward in print. I find myself thinking, "Did I really say that?"

At least it is over and I'm still in one piece. Upward and onward.

4 comments:

Roxie said...

Yayyy! Good job! Best of luck with the election!

KnitTech said...

Good luck!! I know what you mean about "did I really say that?!"

Donna Lee said...

I am not good in front of people. My whole face and neck and ears get red. Even when I do crisis mgmt for my coworkers, I look like I'm going to stroke out. I admire folks who can sit/stand in front of a group and be coherent. Good luck in the election. Maybe I could vote for you a few times?

Amy Lane said...

Oh yes--you do look official! How wonderful! Good luck!