I’m Not Good at Talking, But…

I’m not good at talking, I’m usually quiet in a group of people, and I’m sometimes awkward speaking. Yet a quiet person like me was able to get his dream job. I just want people to know that you don’t necessarily have to be able to speak well in order to be successful.

I heard Disney Imagineer Tony Baxter talk about artists at Walt Disney Imagineering. Tony Baxter worked on Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, the Indiana Jones Adventure, Disneyland Paris and many more projects. He said that most artists are introverts, and mainly express themselves through their art. But at Imagineering, they have to do presentations to pitch new projects to the managers.

Even though I was quiet, I didn’t realize that other artists were quiet until I heard Tony Baxter say it. It makes sense though, artists don’t have to talk when they do their work.

I believe that whatever your dream job is, if it requires you to have speaking skills, you will find a way to do it, especially if you are passionate about your work. I can imagine artists at Imagineering getting up the courage to do their presentations when they really believe in their projects. Also, even quiet people can talk about something that they are really interested in, or know a lot about.

I usually don’t have much to contribute to a conversation, but when the subject is Disney, I could go on and on if I were talking to an interested party. But I want to let you know that you can find your dream job even if you have a hard time talking. Speaking is not important in every job, it’s only one talent, anyone can become successful if they concentrate on their special talent.

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