In life, some threads stand out, weaving stories of passion, dedication, and camaraderie. For me, starting and nurturing a group called Engaging Speakers has been one such defining thread. Over two decades, this endeavor has evolved from a mere idea to a community of extraordinary individuals, all bound by the shared passion for public speaking and the transformative power of words.
In the summer of 2003, Gail Brown and I embarked on a journey to create a space where speakers, aspiring and seasoned alike, could come together, learn, grow, and inspire one another. Little did I know then that this journey would unfold into a transformative odyssey, touching the lives of countless individuals.
The Genesis of Engaging Speakers
Two decades ago, the seed of Engaging Speakers was sown from a desire to foster a supportive community for individuals enthusiastic about the art of public speaking. The initial vision was to create a space where people could not only refine their speaking skills but also find their authentic voice, connect with a network of like-minded individuals, and explore speaking engagements.
Cultivating Growth and Impact
The growth of Engaging Speakers over the years has been nothing short of phenomenal. What began as a small gathering of passionate speakers has blossomed into a thriving community of diverse voices, collectively making a significant impact in various spheres of life. The engagement and dedication of the members have been instrumental in turning this vision into a reality.
However, like any journey, the path to growth was not always smooth. Over the years, our community experienced its fair share of ups and downs, reflecting the ebb and flow of life and the world of professional speaking. But through it all, we persevered, adapting to changing landscapes and emerging stronger as a result.
A Collection of Great People and Amazing Speakers
The heart and soul of Engaging Speakers lie in its people—the members, each bringing their unique stories, experiences, and expertise to the table. Our community is vibrant, interwoven with a multitude of colors and patterns, united by the common goal of sharing knowledge, empowering others, and creating positive change.
The speakers who have graced our platform over the years have been the lifeblood of our community. Their inspirational talks, insightful guidance, and unwavering commitment to making a difference have left an indelible mark on all of us. Beyond sharing their wisdom, these speakers have also been invaluable connections for networking and securing speaking engagements, further propelling the growth of our community.
The Heartfelt Gratitude
As I reflect on the past 20 years, my heart swells with gratitude. Engaging Speakers has been a labor of love, fueled by the dedication of all involved. The joy of witnessing members' growth, the pride in their accomplishments, and the camaraderie that has been fostered—it's all beyond words.
In life, Engaging Speakers stands as a vibrant, enduring thread, representing growth, transformation, and the immense power of human connection. This journey has been a testament to the impact that a community of passionate individuals can have when united by a shared purpose. Here's to the next 20 years, where we continue to inspire, empower, make a difference, and forge new speaking engagements, one engaging speech at a time.
Come help us Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Engaging Speakers at lunch on October 20th in Elk Grove