On June 9, 2019, around 2 p.m. I stood in front of about 25 strangers to deliver a 13-minute speech without any nervousness in me. Only two people in the room I knew were William Hung and my husband. Prior to this day, I practiced it several times and put down the main key points in order. As soon as I left the lectern, I let my note on it and spoke with my heart. Part of the speech was not planned 😂 In the room, everyone paid attention to my speech. It was so quiet that I could even hear a pin dropped. I took my audiences down but brought them back up. That’s speaking techniques that takes time and experiences to develop.
Coming back to Toastmaster last August was the best decision I made after being away for seven years. It took me a little over six months to feel comfortable speaking in front of people. No matter what happens in the future, I will stay with it until the end of time. I’ll be just like one of my oldest member who has been the backbone of the club since 1973. Recently, he has not been around regularly due to illnesses. I miss him! The club has kept his mind sharp until this day. ❤️
”You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” Zig Ziglar