by Karla Viebahn, DTM, President 2020/2021 at M.E.A.T.
“Inspiring”, “enlightening”, “spectacular”. Give Olivia Schofield, the international award winning keynote speaker, a stage and you are in for a real treat! Not only because she is a brilliant connector and hilarious entertainer. She also is a generous, motivating and inspiring trainer and teacher.
M.E.A.T. was honoured to host Olivia’s workshop “See Me – Find your authentic story for your next speech” today. Following Olivia’s lead, 30 participating Toastmasters inspected their individual personal lifeline to unearth and put words around what they would usually be much more inclined to hold back.
Hang on… seriously? Revealing my hidden side and lessons learnt? And that may encourage others?! Indeed, connection in the breakout sessions was palpable. What an eye-opener! Participants ventured further into how elements such as voice and speech rhythm can help to connect with the audience.
We also learnt how we can overcome mental obstacles which holds us back and get into action fast (“5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – on the stage!”). Olivia offered even more precious insights and tips at the Q&A -session (“story– message – transition”) and even gave us a sneak peek behind the scenes of her studio. I can hardly wait for the many well-crafted stories at furture club meetings!
A huge thank you to Tulia as host and Brigitte as tech host who realised this fabulous workshop.
Stay tuned for our next workshop in our M.E.A.T. Speaker Series.
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Participants from the workshop gave overwhelming feedback with only one word.