Recently my friend Jenilee Grabenhorst Taylor invited me to speak at her Cuyahoga Falls Toastmaster club meeting. In addition she had two time World Champion of Public Speaking Finalist (and third place finisher in 2006) Rich Hopkins on the agenda. And - she had Jeff Stein, a man who would probably be in the finals of World Champion of Public Speaking Evaluations, if there was such a thing.
I immediately said yes.
Rich, Jeff, Jenilee and the rest of the club did not disappoint. I got great feedback on the speech. There are some things that need to be changed - nothing major before Division, but a few things that I can implement today.
Between this meeting and my meeting with Kingi Biddle in New Zealand, my speech is in a much better place.
I'd write more, but I have a speech to practice!