Audience, it is wonderful!
A year later, fall 2010, I obtained the title Competent Comminucator, and created this blog.
At about same time, told my first true tale before 60 paying audience with Spark London: Now or Never - I would name it rather Never too late, relating my departure from Paris and arrival to London to begin a yet another new life.
Continued to give speeches in my toastmasters clubs, I slowly got for ten more Advanced Communicator Bronze, then Silver, then Gold. And some special Educational speeches, each time learning, trying out some new skills.
3rd year, after I joined, I spoke before 400 in the Manchester townhall, and this year, gave my first keynote at Creative Ageing day in Ayr, Scotland.
4th year, I put my teeth into something I knew nothing before and I have now more then 60 gigging as Standup comedian behind me. And a Best silver newcomer 2012 award.
In the last two years, created Storytelling workshops, as I believe true stories are so important to communicate!
I just got now the DTM, Distinguished Toastmaster reward, equivalent to a PhD, in the Toastmasters International organisation.
Well, as you get PhD, as I learned in 1977 when you got it, you realise how much more it is: you are just the newest between the scientists, I am now the newest between speakers. So much more to learn and to achieve!