I had a great afternoon yesterday at Toastmasters. As always! I mentioned to you before about Toastmasters if you remember. I really love this community because it has not just helped me improve my communication skills but my leadership as well.
This is Trisha, my friend who invited me to the Toastmasters Demo Meeting.
When I got there, she realized she forgot to tell me that I was going to deliver a speech. My jaw dropped!!! Like… what? Me, speech? Now? Well, I had no choice. In TM, you have to be ready to take any roles. Any time!
So there, I asked for a few minutes so I could at least think about what to talk about and write an outline so I won’t look crazy talking non sense.
After about 10-15 minutes, I was done with my outline. I’ll tell you what… I was shaking. And my heart was pounding SO FAST. Haha…
Anyway, here’s how the speech went. I started it with the question, “What is the difference between a dream and a goal?” There was deathly silence. I went on to share what Napoleon Hill said, “Goals are dreams with a deadline.” I got their attention this time. =p
I shared with them all my dreams when I was a kid – to be a beauty queen, best selling author, TV host, etc.). But I realized along the way that those dreams will never be a reality if I don’t turn them into a goal. I ended my speech by challenging them to define what they aspire. “Do you have a dream or a goal?”
Although my speech was super impromptu, I felt like it wasn’t that bad. =p I did enjoy my time on stage. Haha..
Have you heard of Toastmasters? Ever thought of joining that?
If you evaluate your life now, what do you have? A goal or a dream?
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