I often pinch myself to test whether I’m really doing this job as speaker coach. I love it indescribably, and I’m completely floored and honored to get to be a little piece of so many people’s speaking ministry. I get to work with lots of people I come to love.
I want to do a celebration of one those people today. Connie Carey has become a friend as well as a client as we’ve worked together on her biosheet, ministry organization, message evaluation and a couple of smaller projects. She is an AMAZING speaker, and lots of her training has come from Toastmasters.
Back in May, Connie contacted me and asked me to go over a message she had written. This message is a very special one, because it carried Connie to Toastmaster’s World Championship at their International Convention. I’m excited to announce that Connie was part of the top 18 speakers that began with a group of 30,000! Incredible, right?! I’m so proud of her and how she carried a message of hope, inspiration and love into a secular competition.
Today I want to urge you to click here to read Connie’s fabulous blog post on her experience and her tips for writing a winning message.
Also, I want to share what Connie said about how I helped her with the message. (Let me hasten to say that it was almost flawless by the time in landed in my inbox!)
“…you look at a speech over and over and reach a point that you can’t see the forest for the trees. You begin to make assumptions that everyone understands the story like you do. But they don’t. The transitional statement you suggested was really important in helping the audience understand the progression of events. It was something I had missed until you pointed it out.”
If you have a message that you’d like to run in front of another set of eyes, I’d love to see it! You can sign up for a Specialized Coaching Call (at the bottom of our List of Services), and we’ll capitalize on the “two-heads-are-better-than-one” principle to maximize your message before you deliver it.