First speaking engagement….fingers crossed!November 8th, 2011 | Posted by in Uncategorized
Well, here goes nothing! On Wednesday November 23rd, I will be embarking on the first official step into my inspirational speaking “career”. I put this in quotations as it is more of a test career. I know I love to speak, I know some people enjoy hearing me speak, however I am very uncertain if I have the knack of being a good inspirational speaker. There is no lack of passion in my talks, that is not a problem; my main concern is making sure I am concise enough to actually be affective in delivering my message of “breaking down stereotypes”, “overcoming obstacles” and “looking for the silver lining in every clous”…to name a few.
The support I have recieved even BEFORE any speaking has been wonderful, many people believe in me and that is a great problem to have.
As this site comes together with a now updated Twitter feed on the side, a soon to come YouTube feed and some new Guide info; I am excited to share with all of you the journey of my reinvention.
If some employers feel that my education and experience are null and void because I carry a cane (yes this is speculative), then I will be happy to make my name elsewhere and prove to each and every one of them that I live by my motto of “assessing my situaion, adapting as best I can, then moving forward…” and I will move forward, right on past them and to something better.
(editor’s note: I know to some this paragraph may seem controversial, but please note my intention is not to “call out” any particular companies -hence the speculation comment—this is merely to state that even if this does not apply to me, there is still stereotyping happening. I would like to think/hope it is simply a lack of education on what employees with a disability can do. I speak out of general frustration on this topic; yes I have my own thoughts/theories but I would never call anybody out without proof and my intention is not to pick a fight )
I am a firm believer that everything and I mean EVERYTHING happens for a reason…..so my reinvention continues, because this is the way it is supposed to be.
Come listen to my 10-15 minute rambling on Wednesday November 23rd @4pm at the St.Clair College Healthplex in Chatham, ON.
WHAT WILL I BE TALKING ABOUT?!!! I can’t say yet (some of you already know but I have to wait for official word before i can publish it)…
I will have this talk taped, mostly for harsh personal critiquing, but also to post on my new Youtube page (when created).
Man oh man!! Those that encouraged me to talk ……and to do it professionally!!? They’ll be sorry, heck look how much I even TYPE!!
Cheers for now all….keep moving forward!