One of my biggest passions is teaching people the art of public speaking. Public speaking is storytelling. Great speakers tell great stories.
Two summers ago I spent a Saturday afternoon mentoring in the art of public speaking an incredible group of Latina leaders working with Texas Familias Council. My objective was to help each of the ladies craft and tell their own story about being Latina in our community.
During the holiday celebration, the Latinas were asked to share their experiences with the guests. They spoke with eloquence, clarity and conviction. They had blossomed into storytellers.
I couldn’t help but feel just a little proud when I leaned over and whispered to my husband: “I coached those ladies!”
Have you ever had the opportunity to see the results of your mentorship months or years later? Share your story in the comments.
If you would like to book me to teach the art of storytelling to your organization, email email@example.com.