Julie Kertesz is today a storyteller, keynote speaker, photographer and stand-up comedian. She started stand-up comedy at 77 years old. She is also a Toastmaster, awarded as DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster). Julie currently serves as Division K Governor (UK South) 2014-2015 for Toastmasters International. PhD in Physico Chemistry. Julie writes her diary since she was 10.
Her stage fright moment
In her first meeting in Toastmasters club in Washington, USA. She was asked to stand up and speak.
She was convinced that she was not funny until 77 and saw the world with comedian eyes.
She started in gigs when she took a workshop and the trainer told her “we teach you only if you go out at least 20 times”. That was the beginning.
“I always have pleasure to do it”. A huge hight to be with the audience.
“You are never too old to begin something new, to learn something new.”
The Power of Personal Storytelling by Jack Maguire
Routine to Shine
Practice the “Power of Pause”. Pause before you speak, look at the audience eyes. Pause before a punchline. Use the pause to look at people.