April 3, 2017, I presented my 2017 Toastmasters International Speech Contest speech for the first time out loud in front of my Capital City Toastmasters club. Plenty of rough-and-tumble mistakes, including a totally botched opening. It was awesome! You can view the full “Mistakes & All” video here.
The third point in my speech was discovering the perfect music that allowed me to “flow” while doing my college homework. The feedback from my Toastmasters club was enlightening:
- Some people do best when they study in complete silence.
- While others do best when they’re listening to Simon & Garfunkel softly in the background.
Find your best studying/homework/focusing environment.