Virtual Public Speaking Today at CYO Hamilton

Awesome afternoon virtually presenting to youth leaders at the Catholic Youth Organization on the Relationship with Self and the Virtue of Love. Thanks to Ms. Harnett-Stevens, Director of Operations, C.Y.O. Marydale Park, Mr. Cabral and Mr. Luc Dupuy for inviting me to present as a Guest Speaker to such a wonderful attentive group.

During the question period, I was delighted to answer questions.

Virtual Exit Tickets were provided and completed by attendees. Here are excerpts from some of these:

Today I heard / sawGiselle

This made me thinkOpened my eyes to motivating the youth that I work with to push through obstacles that they may face

Now, I wonderHow I can better inspire and motivate the youth I work with to complete their personal goals


Today I heard/saw… Giselle speak about her journey

This made me think… of my own personal challenges and inspired me to overcome them

Now, I wonder… if I will be as successful as her


Today I heard/saw… From Giselle Gaylie

This made me think… Of how empowering her story is and it was a wonderful eye opener.

Now, I wonder… How I can better my choices in life and help others to do the same.


Today I heard/saw… you speak about your story and motivations, the wonderful presentation you’ve put together for your speech.

This made me think… about how i see myself and if there are any other ways i can improve my self image

Now, I wonder… about ways to help myself see myself in a better light, reflect on my thoughts and actions and how i can live life to my fullest.


Today I heard/saw… a very good speech with a lot of confidence and a very persevering story

This made me think… that no matter what happens u could still achieve what you want

Now, I wonder… how i can improve and complete my goals


Today I heard/saw… How Giselle has managed to keep a positive mindset even though life is not always easy.

This made me think… If she has can do it, I can do it!

Now, I wonder… How has God’s love played a roll in her life?


Today I heard/saw… a lot about self- love, self- reflection and your experiences

This made me think… about how we are positive, happy and joyful. Which we should always be, and always look at the good side of reality

Now, I wonder… how life is a blessing to all of us and we should be pleasant and grateful for it


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie speak on the virtue of love on her journey to self discovery.

This made me think… About what my purpose is in life. Giselle has found her niche and that inspires me.

Now, I wonder… How I will find and fulfill my purpose in life. My first step is to implement self-reflection activities like Giselle mentioned, like journaling


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie speak about achieving happiness with yourself, and I saw many example of how anyone can do this.

This made me think… that I can be doing more to be happy with who I am.

Now, I wonder… how happy I can become by using some of the strategies I picked up from Giselle.


Today I heard/saw… a glimpse into a life very different and much more difficult than mine, and with an even more positive attitude than i have.

This made me think… that if giselle can be this positive and productive, so can i

Now, I wonder… what i can do to be even more positive and productive in my everyday life


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie

This made me think… about how as individuals we have to accept ourselves for who we are and that we all have different experiences, but we need to love ourselves for who we are.

Now, I wonder… What can i do to grow as a person and fully accept myself for who I am


Today I heard/saw… a very inspiration story of a girl who learned the true meaning of self-love

This made me think… How in my own experience, once I was able to love myself how better life became

Now, I wonder… If self-love is really one of the keys to happiness


Today I heard/saw… An amazing presentation from Giselle about love and plenty of other things

This made me think… About what I can do to make myself a better person

Now, I wonder… How I can make myself a better person


Today I heard/saw… I heard an inspirational speech about learning to accept ourselves and understand our challenges. This beautiful speech and presentation definitely gave me a whole other look at life’s challenges and finding ourselves.

This made me think… This made me believe that anyone can truly do anything if they believe enough, that whatever we set our minds to do, we can do. This made me think that we are all able to achieve our goals if we work hard enough and have a strong belief in ourselves.

Now, I wonder… I wonder what I can do to become the best version of myself and how to believe in who I am more, I wonder how I can become more sure of myself.


Today I heard/saw… Giselle talk about finding yourself and not letting others bring you down.

This made me think… That I should be more confident in myself and not listen to other peoples negative comments.

Now, I wonder… How I can help inspire other people to love and believe in themselves.


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie speak about self love, importance and her story

This made me think… more about myself as a person

Now, I wonder… how to better love myself


Today I heard/saw… Giselle, I heard how she always keeps a positive mindset, keeps her head up no matter the consequences or feeling. I heard how she’s so inclusive and that lets her make many many friends, I heard how despite her almost death experience she’s still following her dreams and she would love to travel around the world

This made me think… This made me think that if Giselle can do it thn I can do it too, if she can wake up every morning and be positive then why cant I.

Now, I wonder… Now I wonder how this would impact me, how would I use her as my inspiration from here on out


Today I heard/saw… I heard an inspirational story, about how to succeed in life and do the things you love.

This made me think… This made me think that i can do anything i put my mind on.

Now, I wonder… If i can have the positive attitude, and help to make me succeed in life.


Today I heard/saw… Although Giselle has faced many challenges, the support from those around her and her positive mindset has enabled her to be successful.

This made me think… I should have a greater appreciation for those who care and support me and that I should always keep a positive attitude even when times may be rough.

Now, I wonder… About the importance of self-reflection and how I can include it in my life.


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie

This made me think… about how as individuals we have to accept ourselves for who we are and that we all have different experiences, but we need to love ourselves for who we are.

Now, I wonder… What can i do to grow as a person and fully accept myself for who I am


Today I heard/saw… Giselle speak on self empowerment and self love

This made me think… how I should be less critical of myself

Now, I wonder… what I can do in the future to help others have a better sense of worth


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie

This made me think… about how as individuals we have to accept ourselves for who we are and that we all have different experiences, but we need to love ourselves for who we are.

Now, I wonder… What can i do to grow as a person and fully accept myself for who I am


Today I heard/saw… Giselle Gaylie

This made me think… I should be more confident and not let what others think influence my confidence.

Now, I wonder… how she kept an amazing and positive view her whole life and making sure she lives life to the fullest.


Today I heard/saw… An intellectual woman who talked about self love and her journey

This made me think… How hard Giselle works to look past all the negative comments and continues to love herself. What really stuck with me was when Giselle said “when someone is mean to you it is a reflection of them and not you” it made me think of all the times someone’s treated me poorly and I let it affect me, now in the future I will use Gisele’s advice.

Now, I wonder… I would always unintentionally underestimate people with physical disabilities, now meeting Giselle i have learned to take the time to get to know people to know their true value.


Today I heard/saw… Today I heard your beautiful presentation. You are a true inspiration!

This made me think… about my place in the world. Hearing your story has made me start to consider a career in public speaking for myself.

Now, I wonder… how your story will impact my life forever. You have given me much to think about. Thank you!


Today I heard/saw… -An extremely inspirational presentation. I am honoured to have had Giselle speak to a group I was part of for a second time and to hear her lovely presentation.

This made me think… -About how I see myself. A lot of my perception of myself is based on exterior opinions, and this is something I wish to change. This presentation gave me an extra boost of motivation to change that.

Now, I wonder… -How I will apply myself towards these changes in my life based on the information I heard.


Today I heard/saw… A motivational and beautiful presentation about self-love, respect and confidence presented by a beautiful, inspirational young lady

This made me think… About how to treat myself better and how to look at challenges differently

Now, I wonder… How I can have gain as much faith and confidence as Giselle as well as a better understanding of myself


Today I heard/saw… From Giselle Gaylie

This made me think… Of how empowering her story is and it was a wonderful eye opener.

Now, I wonder… How I can better my choices in life and help others to do the same.


Today I heard/saw… A wonderful friend who has worked very very hard.

This made me think… I am lucky to have Giselle as a friend, she is inspiring to be around.

Now, I wonder… How can I be more positive like Giselle.


Today I heard/saw… A great and inspirational presentation about loving one’s self

This made me think… that loving and being happy with yourself is just as important as loving others

Now, I wonder… How can I work self-reflection and other components of self love into my daily routine


Today I heard/saw… Really positive advice on how to appreciate yourself, as well as to make sure we ask for assistance to be the best versions of ourselves.

This made me think… Of the ways I can be of assistance to others as they go through journeys of their own self-reflection, as well as what things I can do daily to be my best self.

Now, I wonder… If there are any ways I have not yet thought of that I can be more reflective and aware of experiences in my daily life.


Today I heard/saw… i heard a talk about motivation

This made me think… not only about myself but about other people

Now, I wonder… how people view me as


Today I heard/saw…Giselle

This made me think… Opened my eyes to motivating the youth that I work with to push through obstacles that they may face

Now, I wonder… How I can better inspire and motivate the youth I work with to complete their personal goals


It was a blessing to have inspired these leaders. Thank you again to the wonderful management team at the Catholic Youth Organization for inviting me today.

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