Finally the day has come and past, my first speaking engagement. I have spoken many time in front of crowds and TV cameras/Radio mic’s but until recently I have not really thought of it as a possible career path. I very very much enjoy speaking and sharing my story (as most would know, I’m never short on words:)…
However I was never sure if I had the proper presentation, speaking skills to actually make money from it at some point in time. Now this first talk was a volunteer talk, which I was very happy to do, as it was for an amazing cause/purpose. The Rick Hansen Many In Motion 25th anniversary celebration made it’s way through Chatham-Kent on Nov.23rd ending at the St.Clair College Health Plex for the end of day celebrations. The festivities had presentations and songs from various community advocacy groups; and this is where I was to share my story.
Below you will find a YouTube link to my 14 minute talk. I feel it went well, I really enjoyed myself and it cemented the fact that I feel this would be an enjoyable occupation even on a part time basis.
I ALWAYS welcome feedback, and I know there are a couple things I’d work on for next time, but for a first official attempt, it went ok.
Thanks to my family and friends who came out to cheer loudly and support me!
Take a look! If you know of anyone who could benefit from my talk or a similar one, just let me know!!