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How the Public Speaking Bug Bit Me

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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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About the author

Carma Spence, The Own Your Awesome Mentor, is author of Public Speaking Super Powers. She is fiercely committed to guiding women to Owning their Awesome and turning it into a profitable business. She is masterful at helping her clients see what is possible for them and supporting them on the journey from where they are to where they want to be, releasing the Mind Goblins of self-doubt, self-sabotage and second-guessing that keep them stuck.

With 20+ years experience in marketing communications and public relations, natural intuitive skills and certification in using some of the most effective transformational coaching tools available, Carma’s mission and commitment is to unleash the inner power every woman entrepreneur possesses so they can boldly go out into the world, transforming the fabric of people’s lives in meaningful and positive ways.

You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Her website is CarmaSpence.com.

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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