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.