Thursday, April 23, 2015

Do you have a fear of public speaking? JCI is here to help

Natasha Fisher, JCI Winnipeg President, and finalist in JCI's Effective Public Speaking 2014 World Championship writes about the importance of Public Speaking skills, and how JCI Winnipeg was able to help her face that fear and gain confidence in front of a crowd. Published in Smart Biz - April 1st, 2015.


Danelle Hueging, Christopher Vo,  Neder Hedfi, Erica Christie, Simon M├ęthot, Natasha Fisher and
Brandi White participated in JCI Winnipeg's Effective Speaking Workshop on March 7th, 2015
at the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM).

"Fear of public speaking is right up there with spiders, heights – and even death. In fact, according to a Psychology Today article, “The Thing We Fear More Than Death,” surveys indicate the fear of public speaking often tops that list.

So our fear of talking in front of people often outweighs our fear of death. So logical.When I mention my experience with public speaking and even participating in competitions, I often hear, “I would be too nervous,” or “I could never do that.” But I reply, “You can and you should.”

If you think about it, you will certainly do public speaking at some point in your life: a presentation, a team meeting, a speech at a friend’s wedding, or accepting an award."

Read the full article on Smart Biz's Blog : Do you have a fear of public speaking? JCI is here to help

Read about Natasha Fisher's bid for the JCI Effective Speaking World Championship title here: Natasha Fisher’s public speaking skills are taking her around the world.


JCI Winnipeg Effective Speaking Competition

On Saturday, March 28th, 2015, JCI Winnipeg held it's Effective Speaking Competition to see who would represent us at the JCI Prairie Region Conference - MADE IN EDMONTON - May 1-3, 2015.

Congratulations to Katrina Hueging, Vice President of Fellowship, on taking the local title. All the best as you compete in Edmonton to earn your spot at Shine Bright: National Convention 2015, hosted by JCI Calgary in September 2015. More about JCI Canada's National Convention here: Shine Bright: National Convention 2015

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You too can get connected. Join us at our next Month End Mixer on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at Resto Gare to share your vision of a better community, engage JCI members toward betterment, and discover the avenues of potential and impact that exist within JCI Winnipeg.

Event details here: JCI Winnipeg Month End Mixer