They told me to shut up
Do you have any memories from school that you feel are special? Or memories that stick in your mind for other perhaps not so positive reasons. Either way, you may be able to relate to this.
I grew up in Scotland and later Donegal in Ireland. My only memories of school are for being in trouble for talking too much. I grew up with a clear message of you can show up, you can be seen, but you cannot be heard. And if you are, there will be consequences.
Does that sound familiar?
Every time I think back to when I was a child, these words ring in my ears: shut up, stop talking, get out of here. These were used so frequently, that by the age of 10, I believed that I was cursed for speaking too much. It was the same thing in secondary or high school as I was always in trouble. Not only with the teachers but also with my friends.
Have you ever tried to talk in a meeting and someone shunned you? That was my world back then. It was not easy to share my mind. Every time I wanted to share my opinion, I was either shunned by my friends or told to get out of the classroom by my teachers.
As a result, I became famous as the one who talked too much.
Among the many incidences, there is one that I want to specifically share. One day I was standing outside my classroom door because as usual, I was in trouble for talking. I heard another teacher coming down the corridor. Since I was popular for talking too much, I tried to hide in the doorway, I was a lot bigger then. And even though I held my stomach in tight she saw me.
“Outside again for talking too much”, she said, “you know you’re not going to get very far if all you want to do is talk.”
At this point, I knew I had to do something. And one of the BEST decisions I ever made was NOT to listen to her. And instead, listen to the voice in my own head. The one that was literally shouting, “Your voice is your ticket to great things!”
And that’s how Moira, The International Speaker, was born. Now I travel the world as an international speaker. I have built multiple six-figure businesses from speaking in exotic locations globally. Simply because I realised speaking wasn’t my biggest curse, it was my biggest gift!
I now help other entrepreneurs make that same discovery, building a top tier income and a globetrotting lifestyle from speaking.
I strongly believe that women need to be heard. This is the best way to dissolve any voices from your past that are keeping you from unleashing your unique voice. It is the best way to build a dynamic business that makes a massive impact in the world.
My mission is to help more women (and a few good men) take the stage with a powerful message and story, so they too can have the impact they want and make the money they want.
And to make this possible, I created Secret Suppers Worldwide™.
These are exclusive, one-of-a-kind, supper-style gatherings where you can connect with other dynamic business owners up to big things in the world.
This is where you can make profoundly powerful connections with great people, enjoy deep conversations and support each other to become catalysts for change in the world.
We break bread together, we mingle and have deeper conversations about business, the world and the impact we want to make.
The best thing about this is that everyone walks away inspired and energised with fresh possibilities, connections … and maybe even a new client or two!
If you’re ready to:
- Immerse yourself in powerful energy that ignites unique ideas and directions
- Grow your business and impact faster and more easily …
- Receive deeply personal insights on how to use speaking to grow your business
Then you’ll want to be a guest at an upcoming Secret Suppers Worldwide™ event.
All you have to do is fill in some details on this application form that will take you 1 to 2 minutes and we’ll be in touch when spaces open up on the complimentary guest list.
Lots of love,