Tonight I had the honor of speaking at the Mother/Daughter Banquet for Shiloh Community Church's in Belding, MI.
Shiloh is a pretty good size church in the middle of nowhere. There were 300 ladies, ages 8-80 and lots of meatballs at dinner. My very good friend Tom, the same guy who sent me that great leadership article by Dee Hock, is the youth pastor there. He's been there around 8 months and just loves it. He's doing a great job and he told his church staff about my speaking ministry and they asked me to come. It was a blast! I will tell you that.
Last week, I got the chance to speak at a Jr. high lock-in with 400 jr. high kids and loved it. This week's crowd was so completely different it was wild. I think it was the first time I spoke to that many women at one time. The Jr. high crowd is my sweet spot, so I knew this was going to be fun. I spoke for 45 minutes and it went well. I would give it a B+.
Tom had a really nice comment for me, he said it was wild to see woman ages 8-80 all connected and engaged with the talk. That was cool.
The one thing I really need to learn is something my speaking Hero does really well. Oh, my speaking hero, Ken Davis. He just connects immediately in such an intimate way. I think I am learning. I think it just takes time.
All in all, it was a blast. They really laughed at my "Who Loves Baby" story and my "Broken Toilet" story.
On a personal note...I don't mean to throw around numbers like a tool.