Now that I’ve created a good push and foundation towards public speaking, I need to start doing the same for my body. Good habits start early and my recent obsession and phase is to get tight abs for the summer. I’ve been working a lot on my legs lately and now it’s time to hit the stomach.
I’m going to follow this picture my friend sent me:
Except since I have been working out, I’ll be starting out on Day 12 and adding 30 to each. I’ll let you know if this works and any modifications that I make.
I’m super excited!! Follow my progress on my workout blog (https://charismaticworkout.wordpress.com) or via Instagram: charismaticcherie.
Today I finished performing my first ten speeches in the Competent Communicator Manual at Toastmasters. Wait. Rewind. What is Toastmasters you ask? Well I’m sure some of you may know, but for those who do not…let me quote: “Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. There are 14,350 clubs throughout 125 countries (http://www.toastmasters.org/default.aspx).” They’re obviously doing something right because these clubs require non-paid volunteers, and they started in 1924, and it’s 2014.
There are two tracks and it is about constant practice. See below:
Anyway, enough logistics, I know you want to learn more about me and how I felt. And I’m a crowd pleaser :) So ever since October 2013, I have been making about one speech a month in front of my amazing Toastmasters Club(s) (@VanderbiltClubNYC @LexingtonClubNYC), and today have finally accomplished my CC10- last speech for the CC Manual. Thanks you fellow members and most welcomed guests for listening to me for nine months!
It has been a huge learning process for me. I went from making introductory half-complete speeches to funny and inspirational speeches. I went from being shy to being “funny.” I went from being single to staying single. Haha. But jokes aside, it has been a really fun but invaluable experience. It continues to contribute to one of the best things that has happened to me this year. I would like to be a well-known speaker one day and I’m so glad that I’m a part of Toastmasters!
P.S. HUGE shout out to my mentor; without him I would not be at my CC10 today. He’s super motivational, dedicated, and always gets his facts straight. If you want to get at him (@LaurentNicourt)
P.S.S. At our club, we get gifts at the end of our 10th speeches to mark a milestone. These flowers are amazingly beautiful. Thank you so much!!! #MyFirstBouquetofJustOrangeFlowers
I’m ready for the next fiscal year- I’ll be VP of Education for my club in New York City! So if you’re in the area or interested, do not hesitate to come by. Ready to get more people to finish their CC Manuals along with CL Manuals and much more. If you have any questions about my experience in Toastmasters, my constant love in improving my life by living it or have extraordinary comments, leave them below!
Charismatic C. :)
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Today Hopper featured one of my articles about the Hampton Beach. This is awesome because I love traveling, talking about my travels, and have it surf from computer to computer. Now it’s on hopper so more people are seeing it. #Blessed #Happy
The Link: http://www.hopper.com/activity/12XZa/5Ye/east-hampton-main-beach-east-hampton?utm_source=Blogger&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Social-ExpTitle&utm_content=View
Spring is such a beautiful time- it rains capriciously- while birds chirp songs in high trees, skies are blue or grey, and flowers bloom constantly.
But because of the funny climate change Spring’s almost gone. And summer is so near.
So get ready to kick start it with some new abs, new styles and a great attitude!