The first time I was invited to give a public speech, I found myself sandwiched in a program between Madeleine Albright and Michael Ignatieff at an event run by the Crimes of War Project in Washington, DC, in 2000. I wasn't used to speaking to an audience without using photographs as intermediaries, and I approached the engagement with some trepidation.
But I found the speaking exhilarating.
I understood that speaking directly to people -- communication through performance -- was a potentially powerful tool. Since then, I have spoken to audiences in the USA, Europe, and Asia in the academic, corporate, and media spheres. For more information, please write to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org