I still think back to the public speaking mentor who said to me "Write a story about your life everyday". At the time, it seemed like a daunting task. "I'm not that interesting", "There is nothing inspiring about me", and "Who cares about the small moments in my life" were all the things that went … Continue reading What did I do with that story idea (Final Thoughts)
I don't know about you, but keeping habits can be hard. The most consistent habit I probably have is not keeping up good habits. The second most consistent habit I have, is restarting the habits that I didn't keep up with in the first place. Somewhere in the top 5 habits I try to be … Continue reading What did I do with that Story Idea? Here and Now
I did my best. Moving between a PowerPoint, a computer camera, and breakout rooms, I tried to answer the question, "Where is a good place to find a personal story?" About a week ago, I did a workshop for the District 29 Toastmasters Conference titled "Small Story, Big Impact" (Click here for the workshop) Over … Continue reading What did I do with that story idea?
I didn't set a New Year resolution this year. I have goals I am working toward, but not a major declaration that is normally expected of a resolution. One goal I have kept since 2015 is to tell a story at least once a month somewhere in DC, MD, or VA. That means that once … Continue reading Stories That You Didn’t Even Know You Had