I’m doing quite a bit more public speaking these days. Most of the time it goes very well. Sometimes not as well, like two weeks ago in Las Vegas where my voice completely gave out. Did it freak me out? Yes, a little bit. Not every public speaking gig is going to go perfectly and when it doesn’t, smile and laugh along with your audience. That last little advice is from Matt Mullenweg, the creator of WordPress and all-around good guy. I met him three years ago when he was at one of the SacStarts dinners.