I couldn’t believe my eyes as I looked in horror at my computer screen. Is this real? I asked myself. “No, it can’t be.”
Just then, one of my colleagues from across the hall ran into my office and screamed, “did you see it?! did you see it?! At that moment, I knew it was real. I sat and cried as I watched a plane explode into the world trade center and the building came crashing to the ground.
This one act of terrorism changed our lives. Everyone’s. The entire world. It changed the way we travel, the way we do business, everything.
I know it changed mine. After the shock of what happened, I realized how vulnerable life is. That day, I asked myself some real important questions. “What do I really want to do? How can I give something back? How can I make a difference?”
At that time, I had been working in corporate America for over 23 years as a system consultant. I’ve been training people how to implement financial, inventory and job cost systems on personal computers. After 20 some odd years there was nothing magical that I could do that my staff couldn’t do. I realized, I wasn’t making a difference any more.
I didn’t have a cue what I should do, so I prayed about it. It wasn’t long before the answer flew into my head, public speaking. Not just teaching presentation skills, more than that, teaching business owners how to use public speaking as a marketing strategy to attract more clients, generate endless leads and grow their businesses, effortlessly.
As a result, seven years ago, I left corporate America and began Arvee Robinson International, a speaking and seminar training company where I have taught hundreds of people to eliminate the fear of speaking, embrace it as a marketing tool and get their message out to the world.
I’m a firm believer that each one of us has a message to share that only we can share to those that can only hear it from us! I also believe that if we can’t deliver our message in a timely manner, it could be taken from us and given to someone who can.
So stop procrastinating. Get out there and share your message. The world is waiting for your words. And words can heal.
Love and honor to all who lost their lives, loved ones, property and careers,