This is the speech I gave at the Komoux Toastmasters club at North Island College (NIC) on Thursday, May 16th. If you find it difficult to view the video on the screen at the beginning, please watch the Rowing Video on my YouTube channel before watching this speech. Although I’m very happy with the content, I’m not entirely happy with my delivery of this speech. My mentor and I discussed it afterwards, and I will be making changes and practicing and preparing more before giving it again in the future. That said, Toastmasters is all about doing and learning and doing it better next time, and so on. It’s okay if it’s not perfect. We’re allowed to make mistakes without judgement. We’re there to get better and improve our communication skills.
Although I have been a member of Toastmasters on and off for years, this is my first speech (Ice Breaker) from the new Pathways program, and the first time I have recorded myself giving a speech. Apologies for the sound quality. I have purchased a wireless lavalier mic that I will use in the future.