I really love doing motivational talks! there is something about being on stage that fires me up and gets me really excited!
I recently did a talk for the American Women’s Group….and I realized a few things on why I really enjoy it!
For one, i’m talking about one of the best parts of my life! it was a long and hard year but the result was the Antarctic….and sharing the photos alone gets me very nostalgic and excited!
Secondly, sometimes…..I see the change in people’s eyes, when I talk about plastic bags, the look of shock and immediate action just appears on people’s faces!
Its always fun though……the experience of the freezer gives people something to talk about! and its a good escape from the heat!
But you know? it wasn’t always like this……I remember the first time I had to present to an audience.
That was back at uni, and it was a class of 10 people……I was so nervous that I felt ill! I couldn’t stop shaking and I almost murmured all my words!
Then again, when I had left for Australia, I was a very shy introverted guy that was too shy to hold a conversation. It was troublesome for me being in a new place, not knowing anyone AND being introverted and shy…….so I got myself a job in a suit shop where I had to talk to strangers and strike up a conversation ALL the time! it wasn’t easy to start but then I started loving it!
As for motivational speaking? that just happened after I came back from Antarctica during my press conference…..that was the first time I stood in front of people to share my story and I guess that’s how it happened!
Most of all, I love doing my talks at schools……In my opinion that’s what makes a change! young kids really are impressionable and when they hear why they should care, they start persuading their families!
If you ever have the time, please do come to one of my talks and tell me what you think!……and make sure you bring a jacket 😉