Ozlilly's musings...


I just went live on FaceBook and gave an impromptu talk. I made reference to Toastmasters. Then I tried to finish my talk within the prescribed time for a regular speech in Toastmasters, which is seven minutes. Issue is however that I did not start timing until after I had already started speaking. And the impromptu speech in Toastmasters is one to two minutes. A prepared speech in Toastmasters is typically seven minutes. And the characteristics of a prepared speech are it has a purpose; a beginning; a middle and a conclusion.
I did my typical waffling on covering about 20 different topics and then saw my timer and signed off.
My topics were:

  1. My compulsion to want to improve things;
  2. The WFWP Youth Conference;
  3. Learning by Doing;
  4. Facebook Groups;
  5. Spirituality;
  6. Toastmasters;
  7. Dream Job UN;
  8. The Digital Divide;
  9. Generation Gap;
  10. Being a Parent;
  11. Not being a Grandparent;
  12. Motivation;
  13. Inspiration;
  14. Visibility;
  15. My Parents;
  16. Spiritual atmosphere;
  17. History;
  18. Music School;
  19. Culture;
  20. Cultural desert;
  21. Piano lessons;
  22. Vienna Boys Choir;
  23. Becoming by Michelle Obama

Wow! I thought I could maybe count twenty-one topics and it has even gone beyond! So what do I learn? Maybe I should really be a public speaker? Is my repertoire really so broad? Can I really talk about so many things? Surely it is more important to just focus?

Perhaps I should not be multitasking? I’m currently listening to an interview while I write. Meanwhile the WFWP Youth conference has begun again. I am involved in another programme this afternoon so I will not be rejoining the WFWP Youth meeting now. In fact I have a dentist appointment and really want to get this blog post launched before I leave the house. I’ve already posted the link to the live on FaceBook above.


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Lilly Gundacker

Lilly Gundacker is an Australian living in Austria, now in Vienna. With a loving husband and gifted adult children' she excels at Communication, Family, Marriage and is an Organizational expert. As a retired International Civil Servant and dedicated Unificationist she motivates, inspires, engages, and makes a difference!

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