I’ve wanted to be a speech coach for a while, but kept forgetting to contact my old high school during the appropriate time frame. I finally did contact them this winter, and although I was too late to be a coach, I did get signed up on their judging distribution list. I’m officially judging speeches for LNHS’ home tournament this Saturday!! I’m super excited. 🙂

I also have been doing more in Toastmasters – last week, I gave my sixth speech in my Competent Communicator manual (the first manual to go through – after 10 speeches, you receive a Competent Communicator award) and on Saturday, I allowed myself to be dragged into doing a Tall Tales speech at the area contest. 🙂 I didn’t advance, but it was good practice!

If you’re interested in learning more about Toastmasters, check out http://www.toastmasters.org/ to find a club in your area.