Public SpeakingAddressing a crowd does not come easily to all – it can take years to hone this skill. I call it ‘getting your butterflies to fly in formation’. Over three decades of active participation in the outstanding global organisation, Toastmasters International, as well as presenting talks to hundreds of audiences, big and small, in many countries, have ensured that I am comfortable talking in public at an array of gatherings.
I was once asked to address a full sitting of the Los Angeles City Council – impromptu – no prior warning and no time to prepare.
I have MC-ed many events and can do this for any gathering.