My last three blog posts have dealt with the emotion of fear as it relates to divorce and ways to turn that negative into a positive. I have had personal experience with divorce, and understand how fear can be overwhelming, but fear can impact other areas of your life as well. Recently, I faced a different kind of fear that I have had for a long time. I decided to share it with you as an example of how we can challenge and overcome fears in a positive way.
Even as a trained and professional communicator and mediator, I still find speaking to a large audience somewhat daunting. In trying to get past that fear, and in order to share my passion for mediation with others, I joined Toastmasters, an international organization with groups in many countries. At Toastmasters, people of diverse professions and goals gather and practice public speaking in a warm and supportive environment.
In my first speech, called the “ice breaker speech”, I talked about events and circumstances from my own life that put me on the path of becoming a professional mediator. If you are interested in listening to it, just click the play button below!
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