This weekend, I'm going to be speaking in front of hundreds of people (mostly men) at a seduction convention in Montreal.
I have never given a talk in front of so many people before. Generally I don't have a problem with public speaking, as long as I rehearse what I'm going to say. It wasn't until this past weekend that I even decided on a topic (after choosing and dismissing several), but I have my speech prepared and can finally relax and look forward to the trip itself.
PUA Logan and I will be driving up to Canada on Friday. I'm betting it'll be an adventure. I've never been in the company of so many pick-up gurus and PUAs-in-training before, and I'm not sure what to expect, but I imagine there will be a lot of energetic and friendly people there. Clifford also mentioned that there will be some women in attendance and I'm curious to trade notes with the ladies and find out what they have taken away from the PUA culture.
I will say, I find the whole thing rather surreal. Last year, I was reading about pick-up artists and now I have become part of the seduction community. In some ways, this convention is the culmination of all the nights out, the chatting with PUAs on and off-line, the articles and newsgroups and blogs devoted to pick-up.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. The unknown is always at least a little intimidating. However, I'm confident about my discussion topic and my ability to impart some valuable advice and suggestions. As far as I know, I'm going to be the only female speaker at this thing. After being asked for a female opinion countless times, I'm happy to offer one in such a setting.
Now what in the world am I going to wear?