Love Your Public Library and Librarians — the Video! by da-AL

Here’s the video version of my previous post, the one that trumpets the wonderfulness of U.S. public libraries. This was my 7th speech for Toastmasters, and it fulfilled a project called, ‘Research Your Topic.’ Toastmasters is an organization for people who want to learn public speaking and leadership. Worse than public speaking, I fear memorizing things. This speech was when I finally understood that props help me to loose up and prompt me in term of what comes next in my speech.


18 thoughts on “Love Your Public Library and Librarians — the Video! by da-AL

    • Daal October 7, 2016 / 4:14 pm

      I much appreciate your sharing this on your blog – thank you!


  1. Judy Ray May 14, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    I am just getting to watch you in this video. Daal, you are wonderful at public speaking! You gave us lots of good information, showed us what was in your blue bag, and did it all in a confident and lighthearted way. Kudos to you!! I think I will remember your talk for some time. You also looked very pretty with your nice hair and top. I saw you glancing at your notes but looking at the audience most of the time, which was a good balance. Having the notes on a large piece of paper was so much better than little cards or pads where it would be hard for you to see what comes next.

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    • Daal May 14, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Judy, your comments are much appreciated! Thank you for watching with such a close eye!


  2. Bun Karyudo - Humor Blog May 13, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I was impressed by the bit when you said that libraries even used to deliver books on horseback at one time in the past. Wow! That was quite a service! Anyway, well done on making a speech like that. I get extremely nervous when speaking in front of groups of people. I had to do it from time to time in a previous job, and I always hated it. You seemed pretty assured, I thought. 🙂

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    • Daal May 13, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Doing it for ToastMasters is easier than for work, as no potential loss of creature comforts are risked. Would have thought paper bag over your head would help, tho.

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    • Daal May 13, 2016 / 9:56 am

      You are very kind! The little ToastMasters group I belong to has helped me immensely.

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  3. aFrankAngle May 9, 2016 / 4:01 am

    Cheers to your passion and improving your skills. After all, learning never stops.

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