I was invited to speak at a Meetup group in Pleasant Hill on Wednesday and I’m fond of saying “Give me an audience and I’ll be there.”
There were about 20 people there, all women except one. The Meetup leader, Rachel Capil had asked me to do my “7 Techniques to Thrive in Any Economy” presentation.
I got there early enough to enjoy a yogurt and sat outside in the beautiful sunshine.
They were so welcoming and friendly. I had a great conversation with several people before the group got started, so I felt very much at home.
I love to weave my stories in between giving pertinent business techniques. It allows the audience to engage better with me and then they’re more receptive to the business skills. They’ll remember the information long and they’re more likely to do something with the information.
I speak at my Speakers and Authors every month, but it’s great to speak at other Meetups as well. The groups are very receptive and I have a lot of fun speaking in front of any audience.
The great thing is speaking at any Meetup group is great practice for getting your stories and timing down.