Jackie's World Speech Competition

$3,320 of $3,200 goal

Raised by 46 people in 44 months
I'm Jackie Bailey. I have the opportunity to realize a dream- to become "The World Champion of Public Speaking." I have waited five years to be eligible to compete, and have won in four levels of competition sharing the message "love conquers all". It is a message the world is hungry to hear, and it has already empowered the lives of many people who've heard my speech "Happily, EVEN After".
I am heading to the semi-final competition in Las Vegas August 13, 2015. The only cost covered by the hosting organization, Toastmasters International, is my airfare. I would like my husband to attend with me, and those fees are my responsibility. I also have to cover four nights of my stay at Cesaers Palace.
There are additional costs to prepare for competition. I am speaking to audiences as often as I can. I hope to hire a voice coach and a stage coach to help me prepare the most compelling and powerful way to deliver my speeches - I am preparing three. If I win the semi-final, the final competition is two days later, and I will have to give a different speech.
I am the author of a book titled, "SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional and Exceptional". I am also a communication and leadership coach for individuals and businesses. I assist businesses with recruitment and team building. 
I'm asking for your help. I will be gifting my supporters with free products and services- books and coaching.
Thank you for you consideration.

Jackie Bailey
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I'm two days away from leaving for Vegas, and three days from the semi-final competition.
It has been a very growing, educational experience. My message is ever being reworked, and in many cases, completely scrapped.
I leave less prepared than I thought I'd be, but more determined to give a message I'm passionate about.
Thanks to all my supporters for at least making the financial burden lighter.
Here we go!
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Friends, family and donors,
You did it! You helped me get prepared and ready to hit the stage in Vegas! I am overjoyed with your kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity.
May you all be blessed for your good works!
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Friends, I may be good at speaking (at least I hope I am), but I'm horrible at estimating the amount of funds needed to get me ready for my competition in Vegas. I've had to increase my fund, since I didn't account for the 5% taken off the top, hotel and airline taxes, and other fees. I need some additional coaching sessions as well.
I'm so grateful for all of you who have donated. My three speeches are coming along, and I hope to have a location lined up soon so you can come hear them.
Thank you all so much!
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To my friends, supporters and donors, I continue to feel overwhelmed by your generosity.
Here is a list of my competitors next month. Yikes! It's next month, now...
My competition on August 13, 2015
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$3,320 of $3,200 goal

Raised by 46 people in 44 months
Created June 22, 2015
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eugenia thomas
42 months ago

Blessings to you and the story you shall share for such a time as this God is yet using you to share this story of healing, love and forgiveness. Sending vertual hugs. Would have done more in donation but jsut coming back from 3 months FMLA caring for mom after knee replacement. Love you and you go get um lady.

Donna Stolz
43 months ago

Jackie - Since I joined FB, I have seen that you and I have a lot of opposite opinions. However, here's one of the thoughts we share: you want to win in Vegas and I want to you win - bring it back to D2. I hope this small bit alleviates some pressure allowing fuller focus on the goal.

43 months ago
Ann deMarrais
43 months ago

I will be so thrilled to be cheering you on in Las Vegas on behalf of the thousands of your friends and admirers in District 2!!! Stand tall and shine with joy!

43 months ago
Samia Reed
43 months ago

Jackie, you are going to be amazing. I have no doubt!

Praveen Arneja
43 months ago

You are inspirational and would like to see you win the world speech competition

Anna Cooper
43 months ago

Good Luck Jackie!!

Diann Hitzel
43 months ago

Go get 'em, Jackie!!

Susan Swift
43 months ago

Glad to help you share your powerful story with the world, Jackie! Best wishes on your journey!

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