I went to the Fort Wayne Toastmasters International Speech contest today. It was nice. I met a bunch of new people and also saw a bunch of people from my home club.
There weren’t a lot of contestants, but they were all really interesting.
A friend came with me. Maybe he’ll join soon? He had to leave early.
I was a little off-put at the beginning because it seemed like everyone else was wearing a suit and I just had dark pants and a tan shirt. Next time I’ll dress up more. After I was there for a little while I saw that not all of the men were in suits so I felt a little better after that.
April 16 is the next level of the contest. I hope to be there as well. I might even be able to be a judge….
My next speech is the 24th. I’m probably going to share something about Tao Te Ching, the Quran, the Baha’i Writings or other sacred writings. My club tends to be pretty Christian-oriented, so it’ll be nice to give a different perspective. The club is Anthony Wayne Toastmasters #521 if you want to come visit.
I lose an hour tonight, so I’m going to bed early. I’ve got all of my clocks adjusted. (The phone and computers will take care of themselves.)
The Baha’is talk about a process of the old order being torn down and a new one built up to take its place. Hopefully we don’t have to burn to the ground before we can start rebuilding. I’d rather be part of a spring hyacinth than part of a phoenix.