Now that the summer months are over, it’s Toastmasters’ turn to take a vacation. Just a reminder that Liberty Village Toastmasters will be closed this September 2 and 9, and back in full swing on September 16.
If you’ve struggled to keep your momentum going at TM, this is the perfect time to get your (speech) ball rollin’ again. Now that you have a couple of Wednesdays to spare, here are 4 ways to re-charge, re-strategize, and turn your plans into action:
1. Brainstorm speech ideas. What happened over the summer? What did you see, do, and learn? We’re sure July and August were packed with juicy themes for you to share.
2. Make a list of what you’d like to improve. Review your past speech evaluations and notice what others consistently suggested you might want to work on. Choose one or two areas to improve and set your intentions for your next speech.
3. Do the work. Nip procrastination in the bud and start writing your next speech. Nothing to do on a Wednesday night? There’s never been a better time to put pen to paper (or hand to keyboard).
4. Set the date. If you’re finding tip #3 hard to do, just book your next speech. Remember: the only difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.
As William Butler Yeats advised, “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
See you on the 16th!