Once a year, Australia’s professional speakers award a scholarship to one emerging speaker, who has demonstrated the most potential to become an outstanding speaker. Daryl Elliott Green was only a member of their organisation, Professional Speakers Australia, for seven months when he learned of the ‘Kerrie Nairn Scholarship for Public Speaking.’
Daryl thought this opportunity may be suited to someone like him. However, he quickly learned professionals in the field were applying for the scholarship – in fact, there were nine submissions. Daryl’s heart sank, thinking ‘I’m just a copper.’ He had sat in the shower in the past and felt sorry for himself. But he had learned that only action got him anywhere in life. So he put pen to paper and with the advice of Mike applied for the scholarship.
Scholarship applicants were required to fly to Canberra for a gala event, where the announcement of the scholarship was made. No one on Daryl’s table knew he had applied. See what happened? Learn how an unfortunate twist of fate turned into an amazing opportunity? See why Daryl believes, ‘What you put out in life, you get back, it just might take some time!’