I believe many women fear speech competitions for the same reasons I did. I worried about how I looked, about sounding intelligent and about feeling competent. I wanted to deliver the “perfect” speech.We as women always want to look good. Why? In our culture we are judged by what’s on the outside; physical beauty and the clothes we wear. Just the thought of putting ourselves in a position where all eyes would be on us and we’d be the center of attention is terrifying! “Oh my gosh! How’s my hair? Do I look okay? Do I look fat?” Suddenly we become a big ball of insecurity rolling down an emotional roller coaster!
My need to deliver the perfect speech was because I wanted to sound intelligent. We feel the need to prove ourselves while our male counterparts appear to have an edge up simply because they are men. That’s why I came up with some tricks to help me with my delivery which made me feel intellectual and competent.
Tune in on Saturday to hear how I overcame my insecurities and made it to the World Championship Stage!
2014 Best “Female” Public Speaker