Wednesday, August 31, 2016

TM Speech: Go! (No Running Content Whatsoever)

Dearest Readers,

I have recently given some speeches in connection with my Toastmasters International membership. Some are related to running, and some are not. When possible, I will publish the speeches. This is one of them.

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness” ~Mark Twain

"Oh, the places you'll go!" ~Dr. Seuss

  • The majority of us can
  • My goal: to convince you that you should
  • Along the way: pictures, stories, a couple tips
  • Some day…
  • Set a date, or time to plan
  • Just GO!

  • (I've been) Extremely fortunate
  • Started Little by little
  • Used a Travel Agent
  • Traveled for Consulting
  • (The travel bug) Once you have it…

Relaxation, as in: Life's a Beach

Indulgence and Fun, Possibly to Excess!

Adventure, Fitness and Scenic Beauty

Cultural Immersion, as in being an Anthropologist, or an Ambassador

A Few Tips:
  • Decide on the type of travel you think you may like, and don’t be nervous – there are relatively few places you can easily get to that are truly dangerous
  • Pick a place and time – use the latest thing: the Internet
  • If possible, use a travel agent
  • If possible, go off-season
  • Consider airline and hotel points and credit cards
  • Check and double-check your plans
  • Enjoy the planning – don’t let it get too stressful
  • Enjoy the anticipation – this can be better than the trip itself
  • Batten the hatches
  • Don’t blab on social media – till you get back
  • Take thousands of photos – then keep 50
  • Consider a photo book for your trip
  • Keep a journal

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