Saturday, October 15, 2011

How I Lost...And Found My Voice At Kent Julian's Speaker's Bootcamp

Me and Kent Julian
It was really a treat to be back for the second year in a row at Kent Julian's Speaker's Bootcamp this week! I attended last year and was overwhelmed with the practical insight and inside information he provides to all speaker wannabees.  He speaks from experience having made his name known in both the youth and the education market over the last five or so years.  If you haven't heard his inspirational and energizing message for youth or educators, then you are really missing something. 

Here's the irony of the seminar, I've been fighting a cold for the last week or so and woke up the first morning of the conference with laryngitis.  What are the chances of attending a speaker bootcamp and not being able to speak?  I kept thinking it would get better but unfortunately it did not.  I'm back home tonight and still can't speak above a whisper.

Wondering how I found my voice?  Well I must admit it was my inner voice that I was referring to.  Part of the conference involved spending some time reflecting on our own personal message or voice. By sharing his own story of being an 'at risk kid', Kent helped all of us see that we each have something unique that we can share that will resonate with others. Of course, it helps if you have a real voice to share that story with.  Maybe a little hot tea will help... 


  1. Years of teaching certainly helped my speaking skills, but I could do more.
    Lynne, this sounds like it was a wonderful experience in spite of the laryngitis! It is the inner voice, after all, whence our inspiration comes!
    Hope you are feeling better soon!

  2. I envy the chance you had to go to the boot camp! My friend, Bryan Hart, attended as well, and he said it was an amazing time. I want so badly to attend next year!