April 20th, 2005

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Two Days, Two Speeches....

Now that I'm back in the Working World, I'll make this brief, as I need to head out for the bookstore in a bit. The highlights of the last couple days were two speaking events. Monday, was the Area 53 contest, where I displayed my evaluation skills. I took second place! Granted, this is from a field of three, but we'll just leave it at that. In the unlikely event that the first-place winner can't compete next week at the Division competition, I can step in.

Then last night, I gave my tenth speech at the regular club meeting. The assignment was to give an inspirational speech for a real or imagined event; I chose to give the commencement address for the Fictitious Graduating Class of 2005. Not to sound immodest, but I did great! The audience had to scramble around afterward to find their socks*. I spoke about Persistence, using examples of J. K. Rowling, Ernest Shackleton, and Milt Campbell (a decathalete in the 1952 and 1956 Olympics). I think Commencement Speaking is another thing I'm particularly good at, like naming artwork. I should contact the proper person at Lewis & Clark and let them know that I'm available if they ever need me for that.

* Because I knocked them off, you see.
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