I live in Reading Pennsylvania with my wife and four sons. I have been a member of Reading Toastmasters since March 2004 and have met many wonderful people since then. On June 28th, 2008, I had the privilege of participating in the Toastmasters Region 7 International Speech Contest in Washington D.C. Being at the Regional level meant I had made it to the top 75 speakers in the country, in 2008.
Unfortunately, I didn’t place in the top three of the Region 7 contest, but I learned many valuable lessons on the way. I started this blog to share those lessons with you. As I participate in more speech contests and have the opportunities to speak in front of many different groups, I will learn more and will gladly share those experiances with you, here at Speaking With Mike.