Genevieve’s RACGP Fellowship and Awards Ceremony Speech – “You can do it all, just not all at once!”

On Saturday 21st September, 2013,  I was honoured to be the guest speaker at the 2013 RACGP Fellowship and Awards Ceremony. It was held at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Southbank, Brisbane, for the new Fellows of the RACGP, their family members, RACGP staff and members, and dignitaries.

My brief was to enthuse, inspire and entertain the 500 odd attendees with my personal journey – not an easy task. I thought long and hard about what to say – how to frame my narrative in a way that was truthful but interesting, different but relatable, somewhat humourous but inoffensive, and inspiring but not totally immodest.

I’m not sure that I succeeded in these aims, particularly in humbleness department, but I did my very best and had an awful lot of fun writing and delivering it.  I’m very grateful to the RACGP for the invitation.

If you have a spare 20 minutes and want to judge for yourself whether it is appropriate to talk about sanitary products while dressed in an academic gown and delivering a formal address, here it is….

RACGP Fellowship Ceremony Speech, 2013 (Powerpoint with audio)

or if you prefer Windows media player 

Fellowship ceremony speech in wmv format

or in .avi …

Fellowship ceremony speech in avi format

Genevieve with Linda Landreth (RACGP) at Fellowship Ceremony

Genevieve with Linda Landreth (RACGP) at Fellowship Ceremony