Speaking can be quite a lonely career – seldom do you see the impact what you say has on the audience’s you speak to. So when you receive a testimonial from a happy client, it’s a very special experience.
Here’s a testimonial I received from the principal from a school where my guide dog, Fiji and I spoke to a class of 4 and 5 year olds.
By far my favourite part of the testimonial is where the principal describes how the learners continued discussing the concept of blindness after my visit was over – it wasn’t easy for me to get a sense of how much of what I’d told them the children had understood, so hearing that the conversations had continued both during the rest of the school day and afterwards, when they went back home and told their parents about me and my dog.
That kind of feedback is precious to me as it told me I had shifted the way those children saw the concept of blindness… which will hopefully allow them to be more aware of the abilities of those who are visually impaired as they grow older.
If you’d like me to come and speak at your child’s school, please contact me and we can make it happen!
I’ve added a few new video testimonials from one of my recent workshops onto my website.
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Below is a testimonial from the event organiser of the Tygerberg Hospital workshop I presented.
Lois Strachan addressed our community health workers at Tygerberg Hospital last week, and all of us were captivated by what she had to say. Not only is her story inspiring and deeply challenging, but she is also a humorous and eloquent public speaker. As a medical doctor I have listened to numerous speakers and lecturers, but I know that someone has made an impact when I retell their entire story to my husband and children, and when I am still thinking about what was said a week later! Lois really encouraged our community workers, who themselves face numerous and varied challenges on a daily basis. She reminded us to be grateful for what we do have, and also that nothing is impossible if your attitude is right. It is a real privilege to listen to Lois, and if you can get her to sing… you are in for a treat!
Dr Susan Purchase, HOPE Cape Town
If you’d like Lois to present at your conference or event, please contact her through her website www.loisstrachan.com for more information.