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Reminder To Self

Posted on: June 6, 2011

Rather than write about how the annual awards ceremony went last week, I have a clip of it here to show you!

I always worry about what impression I create when I speak publicly, especially at school functions. I know I will stutter, but like anyone who stutters, I always hope it will be one of my better days.

These events serve as a reminder of what really counts. It’s not about me. This annual awards night is for the students. No one cares about the person up on stage reading off the names. What’s important is that these kids worked hard all year and deserve their special night.

The candle lighting ceremony went well, considering we had little practice time. And my little friend towards the end who reads the poem brought tears to my eyes. She was so nervous and came to me a few days before and told me. But she also said she was very honored I asked her. Again, note to self – it’s not about me. That was a big step for her. Who knows? She might be a famous talk-show host some day.

A lesson for us all!

2 Responses to "Reminder To Self"

Great job Pam! You are a great speaker, the little stuttering you did was easy to listen and did not impact at all on what you said. And your story was great.
Looks like it was a special night , and you are right – its about the kids.

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