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I Did It! I Finally Gave a Speech!

posted Jan 6, 2011, 8:34 PM by Daniel Pate   [ updated Jan 11, 2011, 10:58 AM ]
I am here writing to you as a person who has given a talk about my life story, at least a part of it!  I didn't get paid, I didn't get any accolades, I even had to record it on my cell phone from  my seat but I am very happy it happened.  Why?  Because this is a start!  It is a start to something I have talked about and wanted to do for quite a while now.  I am talking to people about something that happened to me and leaving them with another perspective on their own lives.  I am not sure about the impact of my little talk.  I am positive I didn't change the world or cure hunger, all I did is start on one of my greatest goals.  For me, this was a huge day.  I thank anyone who was there at the Voyagers Toastmasters meeting in San Diego today, I appreciate your warmth, encouragement, and feedback.  I look forward to the realization of my goal, to really make a difference in the world and take care of my family in doing so.  Here is a copy of the speech, audio only.  It is tough to hear at times, please try to fight through it and let me know what you think by commenting!  Thanks all 3 people that visit my site for your support!  

PS it is attached here, you have to download it because I can't figure out how to embed the stinkin' thing in the site!  

Daniel Pate,
Jan 6, 2011, 8:56 PM