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To Kill A Mockingbird Essays: Personal Experiences

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In a world where we can hide behind an electronic veil of email, text message, and Snapchat, there are few things more stressful than an old-fashioned phone call. I remember the first call I had to make to Mr. George Kunkle, member of the Koon’s Memorial Pool Committee, and the man whose permission I needed to begin my Eagle Scout project. I remember pacing up and down the stairs, cell phone in hand with the number dialed, yet I refused to hit the green call button. I rehearsed every word and anticipated his responses. Naturally, my mind went to the worst possible outcomes: his not answering, his asking questions that I could not answer, and his denying me permission to do a project at Koon’s Pool. Then that fateful moment came when I hit the dreaded green dial button, listened to the electronic beeps, and launched into my rehearsed lines. After a short five minute conversation, I had…show more content…
If I could talk to Mr. Kunkle over the phone, I could talk to anyone. As I progressed further in the Eagle Scout process, I was faced with tasks that required me to be comfortable communicating with people I didn’t necessarily know. I had to contact people about organizing troop service days, teach younger scouts how to build fires, give presentations on my talents and hobbies, speak at awards ceremonies, speak in front of review panels, and, of course, make phone calls every time I wanted to meet with Mr. Kunkle from Koon’s Pool. Finally the day came when I had earned my Eagle Scout and was to be presented the award at a ceremony. I said a few words of thank you to everyone who helped me in my journey. By this point, I had become so comfortable with speaking that I got in front of the crowd and gave my thank-you speech without any notes or any rehearsing. I spoke honestly and delivered one my best speeches. And now whenever I need to send an email, I ask myself, should I make a phone call
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