I spent 17 days delivering 17 speeches in China and Hong Kong these past few weeks.
I want to say thank you to D85 and D89 for hosting us and making these events happen. You were so gracious and kind. You and your teams could not have been better to us! Thank you also to McGraw-Hill, SAP and the IFC for hosting corporate events and Speaker Leader Champion talks!
Below are 17 photos from our adventures speaking in China!
China and Hong Kong were a blast! Thank you again D85 and D89 for an unforgettable experience. During our time there I hope we inspired hundreds of Toastmasters to continue their journey in our wonderful organization and your fantastics Districts. I hope we inspired many more to use their voice to make a difference in the world. I hope we get to come back in the future and please know that you and your teams gave Chelsea and me memories that will last a lifetime!
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I got super pumped as I was reading this post Ryan. You definitely had an opportunity of a life time. Really happy for you. Excited to talk more about it in several hours in our meet up!
VERY cool experience. Thank you for sharing and inspiring Ryan.
I think I might want to visit China now!
Great to see you tonight Paul and feel energized about accomplishing our blogging goals this next month together! Three articles here you go 🙂
Thanks Jon! Glad you liked the article!
For sure you need to! Make sure to reach out to anyone in D85 and D89 and they will treat you like family!
Awesome blog, Ryan! An incredible adventure and experience which I could live vicariously through via your comments and photos. You and Chelsea have smiles miles wide and memories to last a lifetime.
Awesome photos! Seeing your adventures speaking abroad is very inspiring.
Keep working hard because you’ll be doing it soon 😉
Thanks Sonya! It was a trip we will always remember! We can’t wait to go back!
Yes, you did inspire a lot of people here in China and Hong Kong. Your name still pops up during our toastmaster Weichat group when people are looking for good examples. I am sure they will keep doing that for a long time.
Thanks Wei. And thank you for all you did for us while we were there. Can’t wait to be back soon!
Hi Ryan, glad to see you had a enjoyable trip in China. The workshops I’ve went to were very helpful and thank you again for all the great speeches.
Thank you Felix! We had a blast hanging out with you and we are so glad you were there to help us with everything! Can’t wait to be back soon 🙂
Congratulations Ryan! Your story is inspiring! You came through our club (Clackamas Stepping Stones)practicing your International Speech, it is great to see how you have made the most of the competition and courageously pursued a whole new career. I pray it continues to go well.