Saint Andrew's is a very innovative and progressive school system with strong Catholic values. Students learn multiple languages from an early age, and the school prides themselves on strong academics, with an emphasis on technology, sports and building well rounded students. It was an honor to be invited to speak. Just look at this campus!
The topic of my presentation was "Speak to Succeed: The importance of strong communication skills in today's global economy." I did my best to inspire the juniors and seniors and encourage them to embrace public speaking - I even gave them a chance to speak on stage. 4 brave students got up to speak and I was very proud to see them accept the challenge!
This was a unique experience for me, as I usually perform workshops for professionals. But it was very motivating to speak to students and try to get them excited about communication.
I always feel that even if I only inspire one person, the event is worth it. And, I'm pretty sure I was able to motivate a few.
A small group of students approached me after the event and thanked me. This made my day. I sincerely hope that we keep in touch and I can continue to inspire them to achieve their goals.
I'd say the event was a success. And now, I want to do more workshops for students around the world.
THANK YOU, Vivi Coloma. You inspired me, you pushed me, and I am so thankful for your help!