This "Master Your Influence" class, gifted to me by my mother and grandmother for Christmas, wasn't the first experience I'd had with much of the given information, but it was absolutely, definitively, the most impactful and influential presentation of it I've ever had.
Frankly put: I've been trying to find every way I can to prepare for an LDS mission, and, being well-versed in the teachings of my church but at a lack for teaching skills, I've had intense trouble finding things I can apply to insure my ability to perform at a high standard. This class provided not just incredible and important information, but Kirk provided a wonderful example of teaching, presenting, and mentoring that I hope I can begin to emulate upon my mission as I put the techniques from the class into practice.
I'm immensely grateful for the scholarships he provided over the course of the days - it was a rare pleasure to be able to see his unique and kind dealings with others, and his special process of finding people to select. The pauses and care he took as he worked to select recipients spoke volumes to me, and I felt such a thrill of respect, honor, and inspiration each time he announced that he would offer scholarships to all 18 and 19 year-old's present.
I'm excited to put into practice the things I've learned here, so that I can be ready in time for my next Seminar, "Present Yourself" to be able to put into practice all the things I learn there so that I can not only be an adept missionary, but also so that I can be able to literally change people's lives, and empower them to find their truth, and act upon true principles.
My deepest and sincerest thanks. You've lit a fire under me that I will keep burning.
-- Merlin B