Toastmasters are always improving their craft. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t sometimes wonder ‘what was I thinking’ when we committed to giving a particular speech. Especially when it’s the night before and we’re panicking and hitting a wall.
Maybe it’s not coming together and we’re worried we’ll look like idiots.
Or maybe it’s the wrong topic that has us in a panic.
Maybe it’s just not quite the right fit. Recently, someone had one speech ready and then when the moment came, she felt inspired, and delivered a completely different speech that what she’d planned.
What if it’s about taking a bigger risk and stepping on to a new learning edge? What if feeling unprepared just means the process for creating speeches has changed from the first moment we stand behind the lectern and deliver (or read!) our Icebreaker speech?
This idea was brought home to me in my recent experience giving a speech about the Wall, the Wobble, and the Wilderness..
And one other W too. You can read more about it here.