An old club re-visited

Today I was guest speaker at the Oatlands Combined Probus Club.  I was this club’s inaugural speaker back on 25th October 1999.  Seems hard to believe that that was fourteen years ago.  Certainly some of the members remembered me, for I later joined that very same Probus Club and remained a member for a year or so.  Peter Iceley, of Rotary South Pacific was the fellow who booked me to attend on that instance.

Like with so many other Probus Clubs, I’ve been invited along as guest speaker several times.  I was there in 2001, 2005, 2006 and again, today, six visits in all.  And when I was leaving today they were asking if I’d come back again.   Well, of course I will.

Fortunately I keep good records of all my outside of Toastmasters speaking engagements so can not only look up the dates but also which story or stories I told so as not to repeat myself.  However, with one particular Probus Club: Eastwood, I have not only presented all my material but had to start repeating myself.  My next engagement with them is my final one for this year and I’d have then appeared before them thirteen times.

Which all goes to prove one thing: storytelling is popular.

About Tom Ware

I'm into speaking to audiences. My particular forte is telling stories. Morevover, I've addressed over 750 audiences and in excess of 40,000 people during the past eighteen years - excluding those I've addressed in my Toastmasters clubs. Additionally, I've presented classes to adults on Metaphysics and Spirituality (non sectarian) and Popular Psychology between 2001 and 2008. I'm an avid writer, been at it for forty-five years. Speaking is a passion, of course, as mentioned above. I started in 1972 with Toastmasters. My speciality is Storytelling and some years ago people began to flatter me with the titles: Prince of Storytellers, and Master Storyteller. Also, Tusitala Tom (Tusitala means Storyteller in Polynesian) I am also into 'serious' meditation (Vipassana as taught by S N Goenka) Started that in 1986. Additionally, I'm an Automatic Writing practioner and have been able to 'channel' for over forty years. Bit about me. Born in London UK and migrated to Australia in 1951. Started my first job day after my fifteenth birthday in that year. I've been a postal worker, sailor, aviation air-ground man, overseas telegraph operator. I've worked for an electrical power-supply company, been a truck driver, a foundry labourer, laboratory assistant, a police radio operator, and office worker - even an Antarctic expeditioner. Worked and lived in a number of countries, but am now 'retired' and enjoying life - probably as never before. I've been married - yes to the same woman! - for fifty-three years and have three grown up children and four grandchildren.
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