I’m very fortunate (and lucky) that I live in New York City and get to experience some really cool things. Whether it be a movie premiere (which means usually standing on the other side of the barricade watching celebrities on the red carpet from afar,) or sitting in someone’s living room with some very powerful political people. Last night, I was in a living room, and I can’t tell you exactly who was there, but I can tell you that I was with the new Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and the Treasurer of the DNC!
This was not a fundraiser, this was an opportunity to meet Mr. Elleithee and hear about plans for the future of the DNC, and to ask some really tough questions. One of the main issues discussed of course, was healthcare reform, otherwise known as Obamacare, otherwise known as The Affordable Care Act. What we at least know for sure, is that today, 500,000 people have signed up for coverage and about a million are simply waiting to choose their plans. “That’s half a million people who didn’t have health care before, that now do,” said Elleithee in the living room and on Facebook (which must mean it’s true!) If you want to know more, you can visit This is Obamacare, to find out how your state is participating in the healthcare plan. Mind you, this post isn’t about my political agenda, but rather my anxiety-reducing agenda. So many people avoid public speaking because they are too anxious. I enjoy it, and was blessed with a gift for it (inherited in part from my mom), but it doesn’t mean I don’t feel anxious speaking in public. Imagine taking the job that puts you in front of people on a regular basis to defend, inform, and educate. This new guy’s good though, really good. Mr. Elleithee, didn’t flinch when he was questioned about why the healthcare plan is called what it’s called, he didn’t blink when asked about attention to minority groups, and he smiled heartily at the gentleman who came in wearing this t-shirt!
Just because you feel anxious speaking in public shouldn’t prevent you from doing so, (this is where the plug comes in) having a tool like Totem Tamers, can help keep you calm in those potentially nerve-wrecking experiences. Mr. Elleithee, may not have needed a Totem last night, but I suspect if he did, he would have chosen Bear, because of his ability to be ferocious when up against political foes, and gentle when surrounded by supporters. Congrats on the job and thank you for the opportunity to learn and be in someone’s living room!
To learn more about Totem Tamers, please visit our site at www.totemtamers.com.