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MehGerbil wrote:
I gave a speech at Toastmasters last night.

So did two other people.


Congratulations! Was this your first speech? If so, kudos on your success. I've been a Toastmasters member for almost 2 years now and I've learned a lot. I'm sure with each speech you deliver, you will learn something new along the way.


MehGerbil wrote:
We then voted on who gave the best speech.

 

Not one person voted for me.


I've won few ribbon, but lost a lot more than I could count. Personally, I learned more from those days I lost than those days I won. After all it is not about who won or who lost. I'm sure you have learned something while preparing your speech. I see it as opportunity to learn rather than winning a ribbon. I heard Lance Miller, the 2005 World Champion of public Speaking, saying that it took him almost 9 years to reach that level and along the way, there were many competitions he lost. The outcome of that speech should not shield you from future opportunities.

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