Sunday, March 2, 2014

It's Your Lucky Day Hop- 3/3 – 3/17


Welcome to the It's Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop!

Hosted By: MPM Network Bloggers
MPM Blogging Network has joined together to make your day a lucky one! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique gift card giveaway. So make sure to stop by them all and enter to win including the Grand Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway - open worldwide.
The It's Your Lucky Day Hop ends 3/17 at 11:59pm. So don't let your luck slip float away!
Thanks to Jill Vanderwood author of Brighton's Mountain Books Shaking Behind the Microphone, Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking one lucky reader will win a $25 B&N gift card. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below.
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255 comments:

Crafty Zoo said...

I am genuinely terrified of public speaking! I get all shaky and tears form. It's lame. LOL

Rachel Bonson said...

I am actually more afraid of speaking to someone new 1 to 1 than to speaking in front of a group. I'm a little backwards. lol

Lynne said...

I sure do...my whole face flushes, though I can manage to get through it.

Lynne said...

I would actually use the gift card as a birthday gift for one of my grown children - then they could choose their own book. I'm thankful all of them are readers.

Sara said...

I do not have a fear of public speaking

Sara said...

I would buy a birthday present for my mother

Laura Reynolds said...

I absolutely have a fear of public speaking!

Melissa said...

No, i like public speaking!

Melissa said...

I would buy books and magazines!

Thomas Murphy said...

Yes I hate public speaking.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

Thomas Murphy said...

I would buy some books.

rounder9834 @yahoo.com

kellyr78 said...

Yes, I do, but I cope with it and get it done when I need to.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

I would buy a minecraft book for my son.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

Yes! I'll do it if I have to but I feel like I sound weird when im talking.

sohamolina said...

I am not necessarily fearful. If I had to, I would do it.

sohamolina said...

I'd buy new tea set I have my eye on at BN.

Danielle PB said...

Not really. I'm just not very good at it.

Danielle PB said...

I'd buy a new book.

susan1215 said...

Yes I do have a fear of public speaking

luckynordberg said...

I have a fear of public speaking but I usually push right through.

JC said...

I would get books for DDs.

Katie Amanda said...

I'm not nervous teaching my middle schoolers, but presenting to their parents does make me nervous.

Katie Amanda said...

I'd buy supplies for my classroom.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

yes, but I've gotten better through the years

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'd probably get a book or two off my wish list

Becky H said...

I am not as fearful as I once was. I teach an exercise class which makes me speak in front of others. scrappin_sis02 at yahoo dot com

Barbara Montag said...

Yes I do have a fear of speaking in public - but I'm getting better at it.
Thank you.

Barbara Montag said...

I'd gift it to my grand daughter who has a Nook.

Laura West said...

Yes, I'm a quiet person and don't really talk much at all.

Ellen Thompson said...

Yes, I do have a fear of public speaking. It has gotten easier but I still do not like it.

Ellen Thompson said...

I would either get some books I have been wanting or use it on my kids.

Through My Eyes said...

Yes, I sometimes do, but than after I start speaking, I feel better.

Through My Eyes said...

I would but a book for my Mother.

Toni Porter said...

Yes, I'm terrified of public speaking, but then again, most social situations make this introvert nervous.

Anastasia Falling said...

Yes and no :) I avoid it if I can help it, but if it's required, then I can usually manage to get it done without throwing up :)

Tracy R said...

Yes. I am not in a position where I have to publicly speak often, but last year I was called upon to do an impromptu speech in front of about 100 people and I was terrified!

Tracy R said...

I would buy books! I love browsing at B&N, and I bought 4 books from barnesandnoble.com a few weeks ago. I'm always learning of new ones that I want to read.

Rebecca Graham said...

Yep. No plans to ever do public speaking.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Rebecca Graham said...

I would buy books for my grandchildren.

rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

Melissa Storms said...

I do have a fear of public speaking, I hate it and avoid it.


upstatemissy@gmail.com








Melissa Storms said...

I broke my charger for my Nook Color so I would buy one to replace it if I win the giveaway.
upstatemissy@gmail.com

heather baker said...

I would do anything not to have to speak in public!

heather baker said...

I would get some books I have on my wishlist.

Juliee said...

No not really. I speak in front of people when we have meetings.

Mercedes Lyne said...

I get a little nervous but nothing too bad
thanks for the chance!

Kari Crum said...

I've always had a huge fear of public speaking. But, as I get older, I'm finding that it's now as big a deal and I don't worry about it nearly as much. It's something I was just talking about with my teenage daughter today. I told her I wish I would've known when I was her age that it's really not a big deal and shouldn't be so feared.

Claire Rheinheimer said...

I was very shy as a child, which is hard for anyone who knows me not to believe, so public speaking was not fun then. Now it doesn't bother me at all and I'm actually pretty good at it.

Mercedes Lyne said...

some new psychology books!

meg1t said...

i don't mind talking in front of groups

meg1t said...

i'd love to buy books for my nephew!

Claire Rheinheimer said...

I'd give this to my husband so he can get more Warhammer books.

crissybb03 said...

Oh yes!!!! Not a fan at all!

Sylvia said...

Yes I do..

Kathy Detweiler said...

Yes, I do have a fear of public speaking. I hate it.

Kathy Detweiler said...

I would buy a birding book

Kayla Gilbert said...

Yes, I do. I always get nervous.

Candice said...

It depends how many people it would be to, but I would say I definitely get nervous.

Candice said...

I would like to buy a vegan cooking book.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

YES! I have social anxiety disorder, I have a fear of public ANYTHING. But speaking, would put me over the edge.

GeorgiaBeckman said...

We would use it for a Friday night date night. My husband and I used to got B&N for date nights before when money was tight. We'd just hang out & sit in the chairs & read until they closed. We would probably each find a book or two with this gift card.

richied.becky said...

I have a fear of public speaking...but! I will do it if I need to and there's no other way to get out of it. I just treat it like, I'm not going to see these these people all of the time.

richied.becky said...

I would buy some books for my four grandkids :)

Ashley Chassereau Parks said...

I'm terrified of speaking in public, but I'm encouraging confidence in my daughters hoping they won't have the same fear later in life.

Ashley Chassereau Parks said...

I would let my oldest daughter choose some "level/stage 1" reader books with the gift card if I won.

Anonymous said...

Of course! It's scary!

Cara James

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

No I do not have a fear of public speaking. I used to speak in front of hundreds of people when I was a student in college for International Night and other multicultural events at NCSU.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

If I win, I will buy my sons some activity books!

LEENA7 said...

At first, but one I get going I am pretty ok with it..

LEENA7 said...

Some books for me and my son.

Shannon said...

I sure do.

Shannon said...

A vegetarian cookbook :)

skii_gurl95 said...

Yes, I do.

Mary Brandis said...

I am fearful of public speaking. Hands get sweaty. I get anxious and panic attacks.

Mary Brandis said...

I would buy books. Love to read.

Grinning Fool said...

Not any more do I!

Erin said...

I will get one of the many books saved on my nook book wish list!

Crafty Zoo said...

I would love to get some new psych thrillers!

Tiffany Drew said...

Yes, I have a HUGE fear of public speaking. Just thinking about it makes me panic! Thank you :)

Tiffany Drew said...

I would put this towards some new books for my kids, thank you :)

carolann88fan said...

If I am properly prepared on the subject matter I have no fear of public speaking.

carolann88fan said...

I am not sure yet but I would have to check my wish list on the site but my nook and I would appreciate it :)

Kristen said...

I'd buy a baby present for my friend's shower.

Steph0079 said...

I do not have a fear of public speaking at all.

Shane R. said...

I do to an extent. If I'm not sure of what I'm going to talk about or under prepared, I'm terrible at public speaking but I'm not so bad if I am confident in what I'm presenting.

Shane R. said...

I'm not exactly sure what I'll get yet but I like shopping in the novelty section of B&N

Tamra said...

It definitely makes me nervous, but I wouldn't say I have a fear of it.

Tamra said...

I'd buy some gardening books!

Donna Warrington said...

I fear public speaking very much and I'm glad I never have to.

Donna Warrington said...

I can't wait to see what new books are out there...and, with a new pair of glasses, I'm ready to read again...

Ramon Rojas said...

Public speaking is one of my nightmares :-(

Ramon Rojas said...

I'd buy some pretty gift for my girl ;-)

richelle bowers said...

i have a huge fear of speaking in public

richelle bowers said...

I would actually give the gift card to my son

Tiffany Weikel said...

Yes I have a fear of public speaking.

Tiffany Weikel said...

I would buy the Hunger Games books.

alice f. said...

If I were to win, I would buy a cookbook.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Yes, I do. I am even agoraphobic.

Nicole Henke said...

Sometimes I do, if it is a very large crowd, if not then I don't!

Carly said...

i don't have a terrible fear of it, but it does make me nervous.

Carly said...

If i won the gift card i would probably buy a few new books to read since winter seems to be dragging on forever here!

Kelly Nicholson said...

What would you buy with the $25 gift card?

maybe a book or puzzle mags

morwesong said...

I used to have a fear of public speaking, but the nature of my work has forced me to get over it!

L'ashes. said...

Not scared - Terrified!

hhkaufman78 said...

yes i do!

xxsquigglesxx said...

Yes! I absolutely hate speaking in public!

Crystal said...

Nope, I've done way too much of it to worry anymore!

walk9 said...

Yes i hate speaking in front of people and being in the spotlight.

Misty Lunceford said...

Yes I have a deep fear of speaking in public. I would use this card to get the new Stephen King book Doctor Sleep

Jaime Lester said...

I can't do it. My knees start knocking, my breathing gets ragged, I break out in a sweat, turn pale as a ghost, and sometimes pass out. It just isn't for me, I'm afraid

Jaime Lester said...

I am not sure which book yet, but it would most definitely be a book. Maybe even two, if I can squeeze it in!

Stephanie Shipley said...

Yes I do. I took a speech class in college though which did help a little bit.

michele376 said...

I used to feel comfortable when speaking in public but it has been a long time and I am not sure I could do it now.

michele376 said...

I would buy my grandchildren something for Easter.

matope said...

not a fear per se but i dont relish it!

matope said...

I'd get ina may gaskins guide to childbirth

Nicole Carter Weasley said...

I hate to speak publicly!

Nicole Carter Weasley said...

I would get Doctor Sleep
by Stephen King

Heather said...

Most definitely!!!

Heather said...

I would actually use it on my son who is really wanting his own copy of Steam Train Dream Train. We borrow it from the library every other time we go he LOVES that book!

Breenah A said...

I don't have a fear of public speaking at all. I've been in theatre since middle school and even got my Associate's in it. Even talking about other things, without a script, I just pretend like I'm acting. It makes it easier. I'd probably use the giftcard to get Malala's book.

pippirose said...

I'm terrified of speaking in public. I get panic attacks.

pippirose said...

I'd buy some books for my grand-daughter

Debbie said...

I really don't anymore. I think that may be one of the nice things about getting older!

Debbie said...

I would buy a couple of books I have been wanting to read.

Celi L said...

I'm not afraid of it, I'm just bad at it lol :D

CindyWindy2003 said...

I have a deep fear of public speaking I hated answering questions even in class.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I would use the gift card towards purchasing the Divergent book series.

Casie Kersey said...

I've always been afraid of public speaking and it especially plagued me in school--having to do presentations? Ugh. One year I was selected to read an essay I wrote at junior high graduation and I panicked over it so much that I bailed out on the whole thing.

Casie Kersey said...

I'd use the gift card to buy some Gillian Flynn books. I really enjoyed reading Gone Girl last year and I'd love to read her other works!

Judy Thomas said...

Definitely! Right from kindergarten I have had that fear!

Teaching Mommy said...

I don't like to do it, but I can do it...but I will let someone else do it with no problems!

Amy D. said...

I used to, but I took some classes and now I'm ok if I have some time to prepare what to say.

ET Pruitt said...

I don't have a fear of it.

Mayla Moore said...

I'll do public speaking if I have to. I'm just not going to volunteer!

Allison said...

I've gotten a lot better at public speaking, but it still makes me a little nervous

Allison said...

I would use the gift card to buy some beautiful journals they have at barnes and noble

Natalie said...

I definitely prefer to avoid public speaking, but I can suck it up if I have to

Lauren U said...

I'm afraid of public speaking...but luckily for me it doesn't really show

Lauren U said...

I would buy some books!

Katie Contests said...

Fortunately, I do not have a fear of public speaking. As long as I know what I'm talking about, I'm fairly confident.

Katie Contests said...

I honestly have no idea what I would get at B&N! I haven't been to one in such a long time. Probably something Sherlock-related, if they carry it!

Wendy said...

It doesn't bother me too badly to speak in public!

Wendy said...

I would get a new cookbook.

amy bowens said...

I used to be afraid to speak in public but as I have gotten older it no longer bothers me!

Cori Westphal said...

Absolutely! And in school, my kids are starting to learn how to get up in front of the class and it terrifies them too. And I can't give them any tips! HAHA

coriwestphal at msn dot com

Cori Westphal said...

I want to get Stephen King's Dr Sleep!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

auntietina said...

I'd buy some paperback mysteries to enjoy on vacation.

Gina Wildorchid said...

I have a horrible fear of public speaking and avoid it at all costs.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Rebecca Orr said...

Yes, if the audience is people I do not know. If I can avoid public speaking, I do so. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue Sattler said...

I use to, until I had to take a public speaking class in college. I found out that I'm really good at it. I still get butterflies when I have to do it, but I'm not afraid anymore. :D

Lora said...

I have a huge fear of public speaking. My voice trembles and I shake. I can't swallow. It's horrific.

Lora said...

I don't have any specific books in mind but I would get ebooks for my tablet.

Natalie said...

I would give the giftcard to my mom for her birthday to spend on kids books.

Natalie said...

I have a huge fear of public speaking!

Miranda Green said...

Yeah I do!
miranda55g@yahoo.com

FarmerGirl said...

Magazine subs are what I would get!

Janice Crespo said...

I get very shaky when I have to speak in front of large crowds - much easier to do it online where it's just me and I don't see all the people :) I'm such a speaking coward - LOL

Janice Crespo said...

We are moving the end of the month so it would probably go for some new things for the apt and an ebook or two :)

Lana Bradstream said...

Nope. I handle it pretty well

Lana Bradstream said...

I would use it for Christmas

MerMarty said...

I definitely get nervous speaking in front of people. The only times I've had to since college have been at weddings. I'm out of practice!

Toni Porter said...

I'd put it towards buying the Vampire Empire trilogy by Clay and Susan Griffith.

Melody said...

Not as much as a used to be.

Melody said...

I would buy a craft book.

Tiffani P. said...

Yes! And I avoid it at all costs. :)

Tiffani P. said...

I would use the gift card to buy some new bed pillows. Thanks for the chance!

dookiepookiebear said...

yes. i never did any reports at school i always took an f instead just so i wouldn't haave to get up in front of anyone

Danielle F. said...

In general no but it really depends on the audience/event.

Danielle F. said...

I would buy combine it with a GC I already have to purchase a tv show DVD set I want.

lissa crane said...

No, I do it all the time for my profession, but I do feel a little uneasy when I'm not 100% sure of what it is I'm talking about!

Lisa M said...

I do not like public speaking.

sunshinelady814 said...

As a teacher, I'm comfortable speaking in front of groups of children, but I still do get nervous speaking in front of adults.

sunshinelady814 said...

I would buy children's books for my two daughters. Every time I go into B & N I end up spending three times as much as I went in for, mostly on children's books!

petchk79 said...

I am not afraid of public speaking, I don't love to do it, but I can if I need to!

petchk79 said...

I would use this towards purchasing a double stroller to use this spring!

Rebecca said...

I have a terrible fear of public speaking.

Kim Pinch said...

Yes I have a fear of public speaking.

Kim Pinch said...

I would get some books that are on my wishlist.

Samantha D. said...

Yes I say I am, but not as much as I used to be. Retail sales has made me bolder and more confident in talking to strangers.

Samantha D. said...

I would buy a new book on my wishlist

Anonymous said...

You know it's really not so bad as it used to be!

Jenny Stanek
orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tabathia said...

I am terrified of public speaking

Tabathia said...

I would get laura griffin new book and some books for my youngest two daughters

Jennifer R said...

I have nervousness with public speaking but I can usually get through it.

Jennifer R said...

I would buy books with the gift card.

Francine said...

Yes I am terrified.

Laura Reynolds said...

I would have to get a new cookbook...it's been a few weeks since I last got one. :)

Admin said...

why yes, yes i do fear public speaking
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Admin said...

we'd buy book #3 Ascendants trilogy!
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JanD said...

I'm nervous when I have to do some public speaking.
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JanD said...

I would buy a fitness book with the gift card.

PaulineMilner said...

I have always had a fear of public speaking. Even though I am involved in many organizations, I will avoid public speaking like the plague. Just thinking about getting up in front of a group of people will make start sweating and shaking. I have had to convince someone to speak in my place on a number of occasions. Thank you for this super giveaway opportunity. Please keep up the exceptional blogging.

PaulineMilner said...

I would purchase a book that is on my wish list about the 33 Chilean Miners that were rescued. Thank you for this super giveaway opportunity. Please continue with the exceptional blogging.

terrajunebug said...

yes! I get rambly and nervous!
terra j sweeps
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scottsgal said...

I don't get nervous speaking in public

scottsgal said...

I'd get books for my nook

Hotsnotty2 said...

i have a huge fear of speaking in public

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mandala said...

No fear in public speaking - used to be part of our HS and college debate team.

mandala said...

I'd use it towards getting a book for school. Thanks!

Sarah Hayes said...

yes i do. i hate public speaking

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