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Dec 05, 2018 18:01:24

Why I want to be a Good Speaker

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JDaniel Richer

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I have always admired people who could speak to large groups of people and effectively get their point across whether that be a technical explanation or a motivational speech. I love you. I want to be you. When I admire someone a lot, I typically put them on a pedestal until they are seen as more than human or not human. This is a problem because this is basically my minds way of fucking me over and saying I'll never be able to do what this person is doing because this person isn't human. It's my natural way of excusing myself from all the hard work and dedication needed to achieve what they have achieved. 

Hopefully with my new 30 Day Voice Challenge, I can eventually overcome this and I will become my greatest inspiration instead of looking outwards for inspiration that leads to the vicious human to God cycle that screws me over. Having idols is great and all but it can be quite dangerous and self-limiting. 

I'm thinking one day in the distant future, I will be on someones podcast proudly talking about a certain topic, without misspeaking or mumbling. Visualizing that is what keeps me going.

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    @jdaniel_richer - On point again. I joined toastmasters about a year ago and got my Certified Communicator certification last year. I can't think of anything better than practice being the best and fastest way to get this done.
    My view is - if you only give one speech - at a wedding, a retirement, a funeral or a business pitch on shark tank - you want to NAIL it. The ultimate communication skill is the ability to present.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 13, 2019 20:53:34
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    @jdaniel_richer again, you have my 100% support on this! Take small steps and iterate over and over again. Best of luck

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 06, 2018 14:42:51
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    @jdaniel_richer this is a great idea, and good luck! Oftentimes it's challenging to speak extemporaneously if we're not Socrates or a philosophy PhD. Some people may find topics easier to discuss if as a response to a question, controversial statement, etc., so that might be worth a try! Also, are there any Toastmasters clubs located near you? They help with speech-making!

    Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Dec 05, 2018 20:52:18
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      @vickenstein Thanks for the question idea. And I have looked into Toastmasters before but they are a bit too far from me. Plus, I'd like to start out a bit smaller first.

      JDaniel Richer avatar JDaniel Richer | Dec 05, 2018 22:01:02
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