Congrats 2020 YSG Guild Inductees
Read more about their YSG journeys below!
Lesson Learned: While I've learned so many incredibly beneficial lessons throughout this YSG journey, it is challenging to pick only one to elevate above the others. I’ve learned everything from how to give negative feedback in a positive way, to how to become a peacemaker. I’d have to say the most impactful instruction that has been highly inspirational personally, is the fact that we have this incredible opportunity to make a difference and positively impact many. While most people don’t want to be forced to believe or think a certain way, we have been taught to be able to communicate well, so that our ideas are not only accepted by our audience, but we are able to persuade them, and guide them to possibly see a new perspective. Even if a person has prepared extensively to present a well written speech, it will be rejected and ultimately be worth nothing if the person does not present in a spirit of gentleness. I’ve been blessed enough to learn how to communicate well at such a young age, and I’m excited to see how God is going to use this skill in my future.
Induction Date: March 13, 2020
Lesson Learned: The most beneficial lesson I learned while working through the Young Speakers Guild Training Series was that I can impact those around me. I never thought I could do that because I wasn't confident enough to say what was on my mind. My confidence grew as I went through YSG and I learned to also not be afraid to share my ideas, and to not be afraid of the reaction of the audience.
Induction Date: June 14, 2020
Chapter: Speak 4th
Lesson Learned: The most valuable lesson I have learned through the YSG training series is listening and taking in other people's advice. I have learned the hard way that if I don't listen and take in others' advice, my speech and my leadership will not be good. More often than not, I think that I have ""perfected"" my speech or something else, but in reality, I haven't and my speech turns out less than perfect. From numerous coaches and student evaluators, I have learned to take people's advice and how important that is.
Induction Date: June 27, 2020
Chapter: Chapter of FAITH
Lesson Learned: What I found to be the most beneficial lesson learned while working through the Young Speakers Guild Training Series was active listening which is listening intently, taking notes, and being able to summarize what the speaker said.
Induction Date: April 27, 2020
Lesson Learned: Throughout the Young Speakers Guild Training Series I have learned what it means to be a leader for God. Being a leader doesn't mean being a good person when people are watching, but having integrity, respect, and love for others even when they aren't watching.
Induction Date: June 20, 2020
Lesson Learned: Doing one small thing one more time.
Induction Date: April 10, 2020
Lesson Learned: While working through the YSG books, I found that the lesson that was the most valuable to me, was just writing the speeches. It really made me think about what was important to me, and focus on Christ.
Induction Date: May 1, 2020
Chapter: SPEEK Squad
Lesson Learned: Through my experiences in the Young Speakers Guild I have gained the tools to be a Christ-like example and have gained the confidence to lead, to teach and to share my ideas, the Gospel and the truth.
Induction Date: December 7, 2020
Chapter: Voices of Grace
Lesson Learned: The most valuable lesson that I have learned through YSG is that it is important to be open to seeing others perspective. We all bring different experiences and lesson with us into any given situation and we all think differently.
Induction Date: January 9, 2020
Chapter: Aptly Spoken