There was no real reason to turn down the offer of a temporary job as a butcher’s delivery person.
Aged 18 with no income, and not much happening in my life at the time, the wackiness of the whole idea somehow appealed.
But I HATED it!
No Satnavs to help me find where I was supposed to go, no mobile phones to connect. Parking outside the shop on the busy street to collect the next round of orders was even harder.
The guys in the butchers thought it was hilarious. What was a GIRL doing, doing the deliveries anyway?
But I had people I couldn’t let down, so I stuck with it for the agreed time.
It’s a story I can use as an example of being up for a challenge, tenacity, loyalty, etc.
What are the forgotten stories from your background that you can use in your talks?
Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.
She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.