Friday, November 04, 2005

It's a great day to be a tiger!

Whew! It's the end of a long week. I just finished up at the annual Sherrard School District Health Fair. I kicked off the program by talking to the 5th and 6th graders of Matherville Intermediate School. The kids were awesome! One of them (pictured to the left) asked if I would autograph his VOTE FOR PEDRO t-shirt. I have no idea why. But I hope his mom isn't mad at me, because I used a Sharpie.

Anyway, the students asked some great questions after the speech. I wanted to post them along with my answers:

Scott, how long did it take you to write your two books?

HELLO, my name is Scott took one year; The Power of Approachability took eight months.

Scott, what's your favorite game on XBOX?

Tiger Woods Golf 2005

Scott, are you good at real golf?

Used to be. Now I suck.

Scott, what advice do you have for aspiring authors?

1) Write every day, 2) Read every day, and 3) Don't be afraid to show your work to other people

Scott, how can someone who is scared of speaking in front of others get better?

Practice. Everyone needs to practice. Even the professionals. For example, I was practicing this morning at 5 AM in my hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express.

Scott, are you rich because of your books?

No. Actually, the outfit I wore during my speech was a rental.

LET ME ASK YA THIS...

Is there a question I can answer for you?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com