I thought after my recent post ‘A mixture of nerves, excitement & anticipation’ and all the lovely comments I got regarding my first public speech, it’s only fair I write a follow up post to let you all know how it went.
I’m so pleased to be able to say it went so well!, in fact it went far better than I imagined! When I arrived at Daisy the hall was a lot fuller than I had anticipated, which only increased my nerves but after speaking to some old school friends who attend the club on a regular basis and the lovely Dave KellyKelly, my nerves began to subsaide.
Although hearing claps and cheers as Dave introduced me was such a lovely experience as soon as Dave handed me the mic I began to feel a huge lump enter my throat and my voice began to shake but I knew that everything I wanted to say was genuine and heartfelt so I just dived right in and started speaking.
By the end of my speech, which was only about 10 minutes long, all of my anxiety seemed to have just floated away and my whole body just filled with happiness and pride! I know to a lot of people doing a small talk in front of maybe 15 – 20 people may not seem like much but for the women who used to giggle uncontrollably every time I was asked to speak in public, its a massive deal and if I’m truly honest I couldn’t feel prouder of myself! I feel I can now say I’m well and truly on my way too my dream of becoming a motivational speaker! 😁
So I just want to finish this post off by saying a great big THANK YOU too you all for such overwhelming and incredible support, I’m blessed to have such lovely followers!! 😘