I started a 52 week speaking challenge for 2012 because I want to accomplish a few things. First, I want to become the best speaker I can. I’ve been speaking for over 8 years now but there’s always a new word or technique I learn every day and as a professional speaker, I want to be able to give the best to my audiences. 

I’m also beyond passionate about marketing, communication and leadership.

I want to be able to get out there and share what I know with people. 

Finally, I’m working on both an HPL (High Performance Leadership project) with Toastmasters to earn my 3rd DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) designation and also my membership to NSA (National Speakers Association).

Here’s how it works:

I have to give 1 speech every single week in 2012. I will speak at conferences, or to companies or organizations, and I can’t give a speech to somewhere I’ve already been before. Well, I can speak at the same place more than once this year, I just won’t get “credit” for it.

The challenge will be to find 52 places to speak at. If you know of any conference, event, company or organization that needs a speaker on the subjects of marketing, communication or leadership, please email me at cathey@puramarketing.com.