Here’s my report card on my 2013 Toastmastering activities:
I wasn’t a good speaker and I wanted to speak well. That’s why I joined Toastmasters in the first place. And now I love speaking. To speak well, one must speak consistently. Courageously. And tirelessly.
In 2013, I completed 61 project speeches. This works out to an average of 5 speeches a month. When I look back and finish counting – I have amassed a grand total of 171 project speeches since I became a Toastmaster on July 01, 2008. This total excludes invocations, contest speeches, presidential addresses as well as Table Topics speeches. It's a pretty good accomplishment, is it not?
“Let It Go”, a song from the Disney animation movie Frozen and performed by Idina Menzel is very appropriate as we say goodbye to 2013: