Like I mentioned in my lifestyle challenges, I want to complete my Competent Communicator manual. To do so, I want to maintain presenting one speech per month.
This is a far fetch goal, especially when I will be away from the office for 3 weeks in February! Unless I can come up with a speech in 2 weeks’ time, I will be missing my goal. Well, well, well, the new work assignment couldn’t have come at a more perfect timing! I have to prepare a speech for my Vietnam module.
A slight diversion from my usual travel addiction series, this speech is titled Hats of a Logistics Specialist. Rather than boring the audience with detailed duties or responsibilities, I followed Toastmaster’s 3 pts body format and summarized my job into 3 hats I wear. I wear a crystal ball gazer hat to predict shipments arrive/departure, I wear a detective hat to catch data integrity issue and I wear a diagnostician hat to manage exceptions. Ultimately, wearing all these hats allowed me to save the day. When was the last time you saved the day?!
Drafting this speech was different. I got to reflect about my role and figured how best explain my job to a non-supply chain personnel and not confused them. Let me tell, it is tough! But I did it! The audience didn’t get confused and they even told me logistics sounded like a fun industry!
7 more speeches left! 🙂
Update: P.S. I gave the same speech during my module! And everyone really liked it! I received great feedback from fellow peers and our program coordinators! Woohoo! 🙂