Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The best swimmers are always in the pool

I used to be a Toastmaster.

It was the greatest. Top ten best things I ever did for my speaking career. And although I only had the chance to attended meetings for about six months, I still recommend the organization to everyone.

Even non-speakers. Especially non-speakers.

Why? It’s the perfect tool for networking, enhancing self-confidence and becoming a better communicator. Plus, it’s really fun.

During one meeting in late 2004, I spoke with a man named Les. He was a veteran of the organization, but told me that he still came every single week.

When I asked why he said: “Because the best swimmers are always in the pool.”

I never forgot that. The best swimmers are always in the pool.

That’s you: the swimmer.

What's your pool and how often are you swimming?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That Guy with the Nametag

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