Find your voice and speak up
In the middle of treatment last year, I had an email from KC Baker.
She’s a great woman in San Francisco who realized through her own struggles, that her mission in the world was to help women speak up.
Not just in writing, but on the public stage.
She knew that learning to love being on stage was not a natural act for many of us.
So she designed an experience to turn that fear into doing something awesome. Now I regularly speak at events and really enjoy it. It’s no longer public speaking, it’s a conversation, a gift of wisdom that we share with each other.
My experience with KC resulted in speaking in San Francisco to a sold-out audience of incredibly wonderful women last August to celebrate completing treatment.
Now she’s running a special program,
and I wanted to say a little something on her behalf.
Here’s my love note to KC.
Today, March 12th is the last day to enroll in The Women’s Thought Leadership Society and the Public Speaking Soiree, a virtual program, or a live event in San Francisco. If that is right for you, by all means, do it. She has great free tips on her website as well at www.kcbaker.com. Tell her Elissa sent you
But I’m sharing this for another reason, and that is that in whatever form is available to you – the coffee shop, the meeting, the volunteer event – SPEAK UP.
It may not feel like you have a lot to say.
It may feel like what you have to say is trivial.
Take it from someone who writes about wearing dresses (!),
it’s easy to doubt that what you’re doing is important
or something that someone else would care about.
But what if it IS important?
What if the world doesn’t need another shiny polished up perfect spokesperson? What if someone needs a real person, with your real story, sharing your real wisdom of where you’re at right now.