Last week ended very nicely.. I attended a 2 days workshop on Professional speaking. It was given by a very talented speaker and a gifted trainer.. and a close friend of mine :-) It was very educational to me, and although I as most other people, know the basics of what makes a speech a good one, it was very nicely analyzed and formulated in the lecture/workshop.. Almost every attendant gave 2 short speeches. And the activity was concluded by a speech competition, and guess what.. I got third place, although I was not expecting that. I learned a lot from the workshop and I hope it will be reflected in my speeches and writings. Thank you Abu Ali. Here is a nice quote from the lecture: 'Talking is a necessity but speaking is an art'