I honestly have no idea why it’s so difficult for me to want to share my successes, especially here on my own website. I was told once many, many years ago that I was arrogant, which offended and befuddled me and probably made me even less eager to toot my own horn. I’ve learned over the years, though, that if you don’t toot it, few others will feel compelled to do so for you. So if you think I’m arrogant by mentioning this, well… go to hell, you plebian simpleton. You are not worthy to breathe the same air as I.
I’m currently the first place winner of the Sun Valley 998 club, Area B23 and Division B Toastmasters “Table Topics” speech competitions. I’ll be representing my whole division (representing most of the East Bay) at the District 57 competition in Novato on May 13th. “Table Topics”, by the way, is a competition where contestants are given a topic (for Area it was “What time in history would you like to visit? What would you wear?/What would you do?”; for Division it was just the word “Balance”. I don’t remember what it was for club-level) and asked to speak on it for 1 to 2 minutes, completely unprepared and off the cuff. You’re only given about 30 seconds to come up with your peech, organize it, etc. I’m fairly impressed with myself.
So, toot-toot. Yay me.