The innumerable successes of my Renaissance Speakers experiences could be distilled into three areas:
- My public speaking skills expanded beyond my original hopes. The dread associated with the very notion of public speaking gave way to an embrace of opportunities to communicate to audiences.
- By way of embracing the activity of communicating with groups, an innate desire to help others via groups was uncovered and inspired: not only through business but also by helping, supporting and/or leading community service activities and nonprofits.
- The friendships developed through my participation in the Renaissance Speakers are a true lifetime gift.