Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Monday, October 12, 2009

Speaking of....

.... or was I ?

Anyway, I thought I'd update you on how some of my speaking engagements have been going. I posted this summer that I was invited to be the special presenter at our local fair's Ladies Day.
Well before that even happened I spoke at a ladies' church group -- you might say they offered to be my guinea pigs. That went OK, but was DEFINITELY a learning experience. I knew what I wanted to say, I just had WAY TOO MUCH to say. If I had been conducting a weekend seminar, I might have had enough. I heard a lot of "You did really good" (beam)......"for your first time" (ouch). So I did some editing and tweaking and my day at the fair went really well!

Since that time I have had several more bookings and each one seems to go a little bit better. And I'm having fun! And I think the audience is too! Last week I spoke to a great bunch of women from a church in Grand Rapids. They seemed to be excited for their night of junk and even made special "junk" treats for social hour -- a first, but hopefully not a last! It could be that this whole junking thing might just catch on.

Luckily I had my camera with me. Here's their version of "junk" food. Enjoy!



The Whistle Stop said...

Good for you! Speaking in public isn't an easy thing to do. I did a talk at a church group once also.They wanted me to do in on how I got started in business. Boy, I wasn't comfortable. Haven't done one since. Glad you are finding it fun!
Laurie :)

Kathy said...

Yeah Midge!!! You're a wonderful ambassador of junk!! (and I mean that in the best way possible!!)

Keep up the good work!


P.S. And junk food too - how cool is that???

alice said...

Oh Midge,
That is great! I am with Laurie, I spoke to a group of English ladies. I was a nervous wreck! I am tickled you can spread the good word and get eats to boot!
smiles, alice

Lanette of Cottage Elements said...

Midge, you are awesome! So awesome I gave you an award! You may be like me, and don't really like awards (cause it makes you work), but you can check it out on my blog anyway. It's because you ROCK!


junkdreams said...

Sounds like a lot of fun Midge...I'm sooo excited for you. What about video taping a presentation and showing it to us on your blog? I would love to see.
Happy day.

LuvMyGarden said...

You truly are my hero! You love junk and have the most wonderful schemes to use it in new ways - AND have fun doing public speaking! I have the most ridiculous and unreasonable physical reactions when I try to speak to groups - I just avoid it!

Kathy said...

Midge - please stop by my blog when you have've been "boo'd"!

Have a great day!