If any of you would have told me three years ago that I would stand in front of a group of women and give advice on cleaning and organizing . . . I would have laughed in yo’ face.
And yet, a little over a month ago, that’s just what I did.
I have been ready and willing to take this blogging thing into the realm of public speaking for a while now. (I did teach Speech once upon a time!)
But when the time came, there was still that age-old fear of standing in front of a crowd and declaring myself a slob.
No hiding behind the computer screen or wearing a pink bandana over pigtails to disguise my real identity.
Just me, standing there, talking about how to declutter and create cleaning routines from the perspective of someone who has had to learn (and is still learning) the hard way.
So how did it go?
Great! My session was one of ten breakout sessions that the attendees could choose from. I had great numbers at each of my three sessions.
What does this tell me? My topic (below) appealed to more women that I ever would have thought three years ago.
Hope for Hospitality
- How to develop housekeeping routines that will allow you to open your front door and welcome others into your home.
- How to adjust your perception of your own home and see it the way others do.
During the sessions, there were many nods of understanding, a few teary eyes, and lots of laughs.
After the sessions, I had some great conversations with women who confirmed again (and in flesh and blood) that these struggles I thought were unique to me . . . aren’t.
All in all, it was a wonderful, fun day. I confirmed that my subject matter has appeal and value, and I left with requests for more speaking events!
If you’re in the DFW area and will soon be planning your Moms’ groups meetings or church events for next fall, I hope you’ll consider me as a speaker!
Check out my Speaker Page with newly added testimonials!
Hey! Can I buy your book on kindle? If not now Do you think you’ll ever have it in kindle format?I REALLY want to buy your book! Love your blog!
Funny you should ask . . . because I’m having it formatted to release on Kindle right now and it should be available that way within a week or so.
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Hello! I think that is wonderful that you are sharing your experiences/advice with other women. It must feel great to inspire others. Recently, we had an organizer speak at our MOPs group and it really helped to get me “moving”. I’ve been struggling for years!! I just started a new blog to help record my progress and for accountability- The Messy Nest- http://the-messy-nest.blogspot.com. Check it out if you get a chance.