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A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to teach a group of young adults about public speaking. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing excerpts from the 45-minute presentation with you. Today, I’ll start with my story.

How did I get bitten by the public speaking bug? Have I always been comfortable speaking to groups? Watch this short, two-minute video to find out.

The above video was excerpted from two 45-minute workshops I facilitated for a group of teens and young adults. I am available to speak to your group, both in-person and virtually, on a variety of topics. For more information, visit www.carmaspence.com/speaker.

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Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super Powers, is an award-winning editor with more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations and science communication. She is a multi-dimensional entrepreneur, a certified life coach, science fiction writer and poet. She is able to see people's brilliance and help them bring their genius to light. The wind beneath her clients’ wings, Carma provides creative entrepreneurs with expert advice on branding and online presence, as well as the emotional support necessary to carve out their niche for success online. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

2 comments on “How the Public Speaking Bug Bit Me”

  1. Steve

    That is great to see you giving young adults this information about the benefits of public speaking. I never even knew about Toastmasters until I was much older. I wish someone had let me know about it when I was younger.

    I also thought it was nice to hear you had a dad who supported you in your personal development. I wish everyone had such supportive parents.

    • Carma

      Hi Steve,
      My parents … like everyone’s parents … weren’t perfect. But they did things right in many ways and I’m grateful for those brilliant moments of my childhood.

      Toastmasters has a Youth Leadership program, too. I’ve already facilitated two of them. They can be challenging, but definitely worth the effort!

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