“By mutual confidence and mutual aid – great deeds are done, and great discoveries made”
Just a quick note to thank the fine folks at Eco Voices Toastmasters, a sustainability-themed club in Portland, for letting me come and give a practice speech in preparation for an upcoming presentation at the Communicate Oregon conference next week.
Giving a speech in front of new faces is always a little daunting, but ultimately rewarding. The obvious downside is that one has to swallow a lot of pride and admit … “your work needs work”. The upside is that you allow people a chance to put a fresh set of eyes on your product and help you see the strengths and weaknesses, ultimately making it better.
The speaking slot was only open because two scheduled speakers cancelled at the last minute. Hopefully, in a roundabout way, I helped them have an interesting meeting by filling in as a speaker. They certainly helped my speech.
When we work together, we work better.
Today’s gift of time … Visited Eco Voices Toastmasters and filled a speaking role for them. As so often happens when I give my time, however, I got more back than I could possibly imagine.