From rejection to speaking all over the world!

Cam Calkoen talking about his speaking journey



Imagine being told, “I don’t think this is going to work out for you, anywhere”!

Well, that is what Cam was told during the first phone call he had asking to be a part of the Washington Speaker’s Bureau!  

He asked himself, “Do I keep going”, for many of us that might have been the tipping point of pursuing our dreams…but not for Cam! He continued to work on his craft as a public speaker and sure enough a few years later he did a TED Talk! To his surprise, he got an email from that same person saying that now there was an opportunity to work in the United States! 

Now, for many of us, we potentially would think to ourselves, not after the way you initially treated me! However, Cam makes a very valid point, and looked at it as if it was a team or community he wanted to make or be a part of! 

If you really wanted to make a rugby or netball team you wouldn’t just stop, you’d keep trying to grow and evolve, so that is what he did after the initial phone call! Cam shares that for him it was his responsibility to work hard and do the best he could to then get that person to change their mind, which he did! 


To hear more about Cam’s incredible journey click here!

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