Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte

My First Time


Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte
Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte at the District 56 Toastmasters International 2012 Spring Conference

Everyone remembers their first time.

Mine was in May of 2012.

I was serving as an Area Governor for District 56 Toastmasters. Circumstance and hard work put me into the position that I was the first that year to achieve the recognition of President’s Distinguished Area Governor. I was also asked to serve as Toastmaster of the District Tall Tales Contest and share my Toastmasters story during a District podcast.

I shared how standing on stage with Jack Canfield inspired me to join Toastmasters, plus the unexpected opportunities that resulted.  For example, being asked to lead a 3-day workshop for teens learning to “Speak Up” against drug and alcohol use.   As well as, providing a platform for my Girl Scout troop to develop their public speaking skills.

I also shared how Toastmasters helped me as a work at home mom by improving my ability to build rapport on the phone.  A skill that made me a better salesperson.  The biggest leadership lesson I learned from Toastmasters is to delegate and let go.

Here it is, my first podcast. My interview starts at about 15:00.

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