My mother writes: "The hand over ceremony for heart monitor is on Friday, I could do with you here with your public speaking skills, goodness knows how I will manage as I hate public speaking. We are arranging catering to ease the burden."
This concerns money for heart-equipment raised in memory of my late father see: http://gozonews.com/24448/summer-garden-party-held-in-gozo-raises-e9000-for-charity/ I presented a eulogy for my father that night.
Two things strike me:
1) I amazed how far I’ve come with Cranfield Speakers in a short time in being able to speak in public, which for many people is truly deep fear.
2) There are unplanned moments in life where being able to speak in public is incredibly important and meaningful for friends, for family, and for oneself.
Not on this occasion, but this quote could all so easily have been so: “I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up” Taylor Swift