"" Writer's Wanderings: Writer & Speaker

Writer & Speaker

Writing has been a part of my life for over 30 years now. My first published article was a whole 250 words published in 1987. Since then I've had the privilege of writing several columns for a local newspaper, a regional magazine and an online e-zine. Over 200 of my articles and essays have appeared in a plethora of magazines, newspapers, e-zines, and Sunday school papers. Along the way, I've also contributed to several compilation books and published over a dozen novels. My first love of writing however is fiction and the dream is still that ever-elusive bestseller.

When I attended my first  workshop for speakers, the leader said that writing and speaking go hand in glove. Actually, it is hard to decide which area I enjoy the most. I started speaking to groups while I still owned a florist shop and would give floral demonstrations and talks to area organizations. Eventually the business was sold and my speaking engagements began to include more inspirational/motivational talks given at retreats, banquets, conferences, and other gatherings. As a member of Toastmasters International, I actually earned a few trophies and awards (mostly in the humorous category) and it has spurred me on to continue to work at improving my skills.

I invite you to view the video below. It's a little dated but it still speaks from my heart. If you are looking for a speaker, please contact me through my FaceBook page  @KarenRobbinsAuthor.

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