Blogging is one thing. It comes easy to me and I love to write. But public speaking is another bear I'm working on overcoming. I joined a Toastmasters group last year to face my fears head on, because my 9-5 job, jewelry parties and teaching jewelry classes were forcing me to go outside of my comfortable little box. For those of you who aren't familiar with Toastmasters, it is an International non profit Organization, that helps people to become competent and comfortable speaking in public. I'm sure if you visit their website, you'll probably find one right in your neighborhood, as there are clubs literally all over the world!
Okay, so, I'm there now, almost a year and I've done a pretty good job avoiding speech number two, until last week, and I've been working on it now for TWO days!! I won't tell you what I'm speaking about until later in the week, as I actually came up with a great idea...go figure! I hate to drop in and be brief and mysterious, but I'm putting final touches on my speech tonight. Wish me luck and I'll tell you more about how I've managed to mesh Toastmasters with my jewelry business..Only Dee could mix the two!