Joy of Speech Competiton

Joy of Speech Competition

By David Smith March 18, 2010

May never win a speech competition on the world stage;

But have read a speech, and shook every flimsy page.

Went through the agony and forgot a single line;

And lived to tell about it,

As adrenaline flowed just fine.

Each agonizing jolt of humility to stand;

Gets us higher up the ladder, the audience O so grand;

Able to entertain and provoke a thought or smile;

The thunderous applause, to stand just for a while.

There is tremendous joy to give the audience a thrill;

And all the little setbacks;

The doubt we have to kill.

Every week there is Table Topics;

Two minutes to stand and shout.

A great accomplishment to get those feelings out;

O to be a Toastmaster and have a simple goal;

To develop personality as vulnerability is on a roll.

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