Make Room For The Stuttering

The Power of Sharing

Posted on: June 2, 2009

This was a message that was sent to me yesterday. First happy tears came to my eyes, then such a big smile that I thought people were going to think I was even loopier than usual.

I just couldn’t take the smile off my face.  So I must share!

Hi Pam ,

Can I just say that through your positive attitude with stuttering , I took a leaf from your book and voluntarily stuttered (for the first time ever, instead of avoidance) just a little at the beginning of my interview. I added that I only mildy stutter, and that it increases when in a stressful situation. It has never impacted on my ability to do my job. This was accepted well and even with my practical activity with the children, it was OK.

I got the job and I feel fantastic and also true to myself  for one of the first times in my life.

THANK YOU !!!!

Is this great or what?  It makes a difference when we share our experiences with each other. It really does!

This was the best post I could make today – now I will go into my big stage event tonight with a smile in my heart as well as on my face!

Copyright © 2009

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2 Responses to "The Power of Sharing"

This is great Pam. You have impacted me in the same way because for all my life I have been trying to be stutter free and as we all know, that is not possible.

I am job hunting and I hope to have some interviews coming. Everytime I job hunt I become a bag of nerves and start crumbling, thinking that I will mess up my interviews and never get the job.

Thanks to you, this time I am going into them more confident. I plan to be myself and so what if I stutter, at least my prospective interview will know this about me before I get the job.

I am learning to be comfortable with, ‘sometimes I just stutter’.

Thanks a lot and keep up the good work.

*Two thumbs up!* ;o)

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