"Seeing" things a little differently
I joined a local toastmaster club a month ago to enhance my speaking skills. I am following my gut feelings in pursuing my new endeavors. My long-range goals is to be able to quit my day job and pursue this full-time.
I’ve had some speaking experience in the past when I owned a dance studio. I would emcee our performances at the local and state levels. However, I know that I need to increase my skills in organizational speaking methods.
Last night I gave my first introductory speech. I felt confident, I knew the material (my life) and I feel as though I impacted the audience well. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you will know that my story is a bit unusual. (Read a short bio here … https://sherrylcook.wordpress.com/about/ .) I had been attending these meetings for the past month and I had not given any information about my story prior to my speech. Needless to say, I throughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s expressions when I unveiled my experiences to them.
For my first time out I feel as though I accomplished what I set out to do. One more step closer to making my transition!
I would love to hear from you on speeches you might have made and how it turned out!