I lost my voice around age 12 and didn’t get it back until around age 17. People used to call me “the forgotten brother” of my family because I was so quiet.
The truth is that I just stopped talking when I hit that awkward age of puberty. Getting my voice back was a slow process.
So the minute I signed up for Dr. Papakie’s Presentation Making class, I began to dread it. I knew that speaking, especially to more than a couple people, was not in my toolbox of skills. But I knew the class would be good for me. And I was right.
Now that I’ve thrown myself to the lions by leading group discussions and speaking with small groups, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve been learning how to think in terms of public relations and facilitate group conversations, among other things.