Dan Barrett’s project from the Landmark Education Self-Expression and Leadership Program, ‘Don’t Leave Appreciation Unsaid’, invites people to create 5-10 minute videos and DVD’s that acknowledge important people in their lives. The project has led to an event of the Toastmasters of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and was featured in an article by The Chelmsford Independent.
At an open house meeting of the Chelmsford Toastmasters being held on October 14, both members and visitors will be supported in how to give a speech that acknowledges people, as well as touching and moving them. Some Toastmaster members will give a 5-10 minute speech that acknowledges a loved one, and as per Barrett’s project, will have DVD’s made to give to the person.
Barrett’s inspiration for the project came from a video acknowledgement he made for his own father shortly before he died.
“All we have is right now; tomorrow is not guaranteed,” said Barrett.
For more information about ‘Don’t Leave Appreciation Unsaid’ or the Chelmsford Toastmasters event on October 14, Barrett can be contacted at 978-454-5019.