Recently, I joined Toastmasters International; specifically Northeast 2000. And today began my journey toward Competent Communicator status as I completed the first of ten manual speeches: The Icebreaker. I titles my speech "The Dreaded Speech" because I am uncomfortable talking about myself in front of a group of people. Especially a group of people who I really don't know very well (yet).
So in the spirit of openness—and to help other people who may suffer from a fear of public speaking—I am going to start putting myself out there and sharing recordings of my speeches. So, without further ado, here is a link to the audio file.