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CypressCynthia
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The local cancer center where I get my injections is having a dinner tomorrow night. They have asked me to give a short talk. The topic is "My Personal Journey" and they want the underlying theme to be inspiration.

Here is the problem, I have always gotten terrible stagefright speaking in front of a group. Please be with me tomorrow and hold my hand, so I can say what I need to say to inspire others.

mom62
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Hi,

I always had terrible stage fright myself until I got cancer. I don't know what it was but I found a voice I never had before. I became an advocate for my children and myself. I'm guessing you know some of these people so try to think of it as just talking to friends. If you don't feel comfortable at a podium ask if you can speak from your seat that may help as well. I'm sure you will do great, you speak so well hear on the boards. You are always very elequent. Just be yourself and remember no one is judging you!

((hugs))
Terry

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Jean 0609
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We will all be there with you holding your hand even though you will do fine on your own. I can't wait to hear all about it!!!

You are an inspiration to many.

xoxo,
Jean

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missrenee
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and I wish I was there to hear it and cheer you on. I'll be with you in spirit too--and I'm sure the audience will appreciate and benefit from your speech.

Best of luck.

Hugs, Renee

debsweb18
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My heart will be with you tomorrow. I understand how you feel, but once you get started, I'm sure you'll do great!

Deb

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Bella Luna
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You'll leave them plenty inspired! Congratulations, you're going to do great!

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ManWithaMission
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Cynthia, you will inspire them just the way you inspire all of us here,with truth from the heart. I have the same problem when I talk to a large crowd. Just pick out a person or two and talk to them like you are talking to friends. Hope this helps. Now, break a leg! (That's stage talk for "good luck".)

Brother Robert

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lynn1950
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Holding your hand, Eileen. You ARE an inspiration. You will do fine. xoxoxo Lynn

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ladyg
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With all that you have been through this will be a piece of cake! Just speak from the heart and you will surely inspire everyone there. I will be there in spirit and holding your hand.

Hugs,
Georgia

eihtak
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We are all with you! I was recently asked to speak at a cancer event also and began by first thanking them for hosting the event and giving me a chance to speak. Then I told them that I often get choked up and cry easily, so please be patient. Once I started speaking about the things I knew (my story) it all came easily with no tears. There were other women there recovering from various cancers and many discussed hot flash symptoms so I said something about never knowing what could happen when you have a room full of women who feel like ripping there clothes off, it was corny, but got a good laugh and relaxed me. Good luck to you, your knowledge may just be saving a life!

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aisling8
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and you are an amazing, compassionate woman. Just remember you're doing this for a reason bigger than yourself, and, poof, the right words will flow with ease and confidence.

You'll be GREAT!! Now go kick butt:)

xoxo
Victoria

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AngieD
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You will be great! Just pick a person and pretend they're one of us. And you will inspire the room, just as you do us!
Will be there in spirit,
Angie

disneyfan2008
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I can totally understand...I don't like talking in front of others..I hope it goes smoothly...

Denise

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mamolady
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Just pretend you are here talking to us. It will be easy, you always find the right thing to say.

Cindy

nanniebgood
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You are stronger and more capable then you think you are, you will do great, how could you not with all this support and people holding out their hands to you, take a deep breath and let your voice be heard, you go girl!

nanniebgood
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You are stronger and more capable then you think you are, you will do great, how could you not with all this support and people holding out their hands to you, take a deep breath and let your voice be heard, you go girl!

nanniebgood
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You are stronger and more capable then you think you are, you will do great, how could you not with all this support and people holding out their hands to you, take a deep breath and let your voice be heard, you go girl!

Abi2012
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Cynthia, I'm not able to attend the event. But I'm sure that you'll deliver an excellent speech today. Relax and just tell your story.

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SIROD
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You have a wonderful story to tell. As they have said on here, just pick out a couple of people to make eye contact with and words will flow out of you.

Shall be thinking positive thoughts for you and know that you will be great. You are inspiring and so is your journey.

Doris

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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You are so wise and have so much to share...I'm not at all surprised they asked you to speak!! They have the confidence, and we have the confidence, in you. Your story is inspiring...just tell it simply and honestly. Just as you do here.

I can't wait to hear how it goes, and wish I could be there in person.

Hugs,

Linda

sbmly53
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And I know you will be wonderful! Can't wait to hear how it went!

Sue

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RE
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Most likely you have finished your speech and I am betting you did a fantastic job! Keeping you in my thoughts!

Hugs,

RE

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linpsu
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I know that you will do an awesome job! You are so strong and such an inspiration to all of us. We will all be in the room with you holding your hand and sending out positive vibes.
Hugs,
Linda

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