I am REALLY excited about my updated speech.
I gave my presentation earlier in the year and the client gave me GREAT feedback. Combine this with additional changes I have done …and this will give the audience an uplifting presentation.
This Thursday, I will give my Putting Failure In Its Place presentation to the entire company (300 people). One of the things I have done differently is the way I ask for feedback. I am excited to try it. If this works, it will provide me with a LOT of feedback.
After I do the speech, I will show you the slides the audience sees. I can’t do it earlier because I am still changing them. Wish me luck!
I will let you know how it goes…good or bad…because that’s the way I roll.
Barbara Christenson, of The Speak Well Being Group, did a review of My Brain LLC.
For more information: http://www.speakwellbeing.com/for-your-well-being-a-hole-in-my-brain/
I just got this on my email:
Jill Viggiano spoke at Inspire+Aspire,™ a women’s conference focused on both personal and professional development. You could hear a pin drop as Jill drew us into the quiet, courageous stories of the women in her family who came before her. As she then recounted her own story of sacrifice and commitment, Jill connected the generations and the faith that sustained them. Jill challenged the audience to reflect on our own stories and ask “Do the women who came before you matter today? Will you matter tomorrow?”
Life-altering events can happen to any one of us at any moment, although we often forget this truth. Jill’s story showed us the power of the human spirit and how commitment, courage and faith can see us through. I recommend Jill for any audience seeking perspective, inspiration, and appreciation for the people in our lives.
Can you believe it? I have been calling people to schedule Jill to speak, but it never occurred to me to ask what they thought. Now I know!
I had the great privilege of speaking at our public library last night. In the audience was my wonderful social worker from the rehab hospital, stroke survivors, cancer survivors, caregivers, friends, and people who just love the library. My speech went well but it was the Q&A that really stood out for me.
Once I stepped away from the podium and into the middle of the audience, stroke survivors who struggle with speech began asking questions and telling their stories. Cancer survivors and caregivers told their own stories of teamwork and overcoming. We talked about books and support groups and other resources that helped us. We laughed and encouraged each other for nearly an hour!
Interaction with the audience is always my favorite part of being a speaker. Last night was another example of the power of sharing and being vulnerable and acknowledging our weaknesses.