All I heard is clap and affirmation from my family and colleagues. God! I never realized that I did it, not until mama is congratulating me and was so proud of me after I successfully delivered my speech.
I’m not really used into public speaking. Many times I came home defeated after I stumbled and left blank on the stage on many speeches. But not on the big day of my mama (testimonial party). In front of 50 something people (including high ranking people) I successfully said what I wanted to say. It’s an ambush interview. I was caught unguarded but I did it. Words just came out on my mind spontaneously. I even have said some humorous joke about my mom!
Now I understood the meaning of “speak from your heart.” Plus it really pays when you pray. I did not prepare a speech, but I’m praying so hard that if ever they let me talk about mama I would have burst out what my heart says. And I told God it’s not for me it’s for my mother.
Now, I can proudly say, I overcome stage fright!