Why did I join the Speak Easy program?
Most of my talks I’ve written alone, and the first feedback I got was from the audience. It’s a long cycle of feedback, and usually it’s too late. I’ve also realized that every time I wrote something, and re-read it, I’ve always had some improvements to do.
So the lack of timely feedback is something that I’ve worked to achieve. When I heard about Speak Easy, I was already into my consulting career, where I give feedback to others on a regular basis. The two things just connected.
It is also a way for me to improve myself, as I’m seeing people’s presentations or hearing their ideas and think to myself “this is brilliant! Why didn’t I think of that?”. To think that I’m helping people bring these ideas to the front, that maybe those ideas wouldn’t see the light of day. It’s a great privilege.
I like helping people improve, and Speak Easy is a great opportunity for me to do that. Plus it’s a great way to meet new people.
Funnily enough, the first people I mentored were people I knew before. Small world, isn’t it?