At my Toastmasters meeting this past Saturday, I realized that I would be da’ bomb if I would allow my personality to shine in my presentations. This thought occurred to me as I kept thinking about my ideal employees for my business: teenagers.
I don’t know why I want to work with this group. I don’t know what to do. I’m not a teacher. I’m not a parent. So, what qualifies me to tell them anything?
Anyway, I have determined to let my personality shine. I have a good sense of humor, I don’t show it when I write. I am very charismatic; you wouldn’t know from my blog posts. You would think I’m this big scholastic type of individual that only reads, writes and blogs. And I am. But there is more to me than what I show. I don’t know why I don’t show it.
Speaking in front of a group of people, no matter what the relationship, is uncomfortable. This issue is also hindering me from speaking in front of the video camera. I tried to do a commercial for my Father’s Day contest and I ended up sounding rehearsed. It was terrible.
So, I am on a mission to let my personality shine in my speeches, and in my writing. My writing audience would increase greatly if I shared of all me. More than anything, though, I want to connect with teens because they are my future employees.
Note: That picture is a combo of too much free time and a cool webcam. The lighting sucked, but I didn’t have anything else to do.