The first thing I'd like to say is that before I started this club I was terrified of public speaking. In Dec. 2005 I did a small 1 min. talk up on stage at a party and I could hardly breath much less talk. But I think I can do better than that now.
When I heard about how the Deems were gonna start going to a speech club I was thinking, "Oh, that's sorta neat I guess." But when my mom said I was to go I was TERRIFIED. I kept thinking about it every night and telling my self that I could never give a speech (or compete against others with it). I pleaded with my mom not to go but she knew better and I was WRONG. Now I thank her so dearly for sending me. (I just wish I would of started more speeches earlier).
The number one fear in America is public speaking and the second greatest fear is to start a conversation with a stranger. I believe that I have conquered both of these very much. And about 70% of it was because of this Speech Club. I believe, and everyone else around me believes that I've come out of my box (Comfort Zone) and that I'm turning into a different person altogether. What do you think?
There's much more I could say but I don't want to take your day away so I'll close with this.
If you haven't got started in a public speaking club or class and you don't want to than DO IT!
I have learned to try new things and every time I do I grow more and more and you can too!
Find out who you really are.