A while back, Zondervan recorded a little video of me talking about my next book, A Carol for Christmas. I memorized what I wanted to say, fixed my make up and wore something pretty and Christmas-like. Well, the results are in.
Is it agony for everyone to see themselves on tape? It is for me. I feel like I can see my brain cells dying an agonizing death as I try to remember that pretty little 83-second speech I wrote in advance of the taping. I do lots of public speaking and am totally at ease behind the podium. I’ve been interviewed on television and never broke a sweat. Speaking "off the cuff" in a Q&A session is natural for this extrovert. I used to do theater, so memorizing my lines wasn’t particularly terrible. However, there was something quite stress inducing when I stared into that camera and tried to recall what I’d written.
But, since I dressed up and all (remember my post about Cabin Fever?), I’m not about to let this video die in obscurity. So if you’d like to see me telling a little about A Carol for Christmas (due in stores in just over a month), pop over to the welcome page on my web site and click on the video links. There is one for Quicktime and one for Windows Media. And if you get a bellyache from laughing at my dying brain cells, please forgive me.