It was generous of them. I've completed giving ten speeches to fulfill the Competent Communicator status in the In Utter Words Toastmasters Club.
I gave two speeches tonight, one between 5 and 7 minutes, and the other between 8 and 10 minutes. In doing so, I've helped the group reach President's Distinguished status for the first time. The longer speech was about how I got started on my first novel manuscript.