How to add a personal story without beeing stupid

Postby bogdanm » Sat May 26, 2018 1:46 pm

I used to have a depression and i was misdiagnosed i have a tragic story. My therapist told me not go public with what i went through for the past 5 years. So my question is how can i connect with the people on stage in order to not lie to them but omit my previous problems. I`m doing a toastmaster course
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Sat May 26, 2018 2:20 pm

bogdanm wrote: So my question is how can i connect with the people on stage in order to not lie to them but omit my previous problems. I`m doing a toastmaster course


Hi, I’m Richard. I was born in South Carolina. My family was military, so we moved around every few years. Over the last 6 years I’ve been living a mobile lifestyle, living out of a carryon bag.

Did I mention anything about my previous health problems? Did I mention any past traumas in the above introduction? Did I lie? No.

Your previous problems don’t define you. You are much more and have other stories to offer. Everyone does.

For toastmasters use the who, what, where, when, why, and how strategy. Write an introduction about yourself and don’t include any previous problems. Another way to think about it is like a resume for work or a dating profile. You don’t lie, but you tell people positive stories about who you are, what you like to do, when and where you like to do it, why and how.
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