My #LookUp Story!
As you must have read in my last post about my GMCS about how much fun we had, there is one thing which is still in my heart that I’m going to blog about now.
To read that post first – GMCS- The best 15 days ever!
Public Speaking has been one of my fears ever since I first stepped on the stage. Even when I used to go up for accepting an award, my feet would shiver and I would tremble with the fear. This fear of mine often reflected in the pictures of mine taken while being awarded! 😀
Being a writer, my English is considerably good but my communication skills still need to be perfected. One day while discussing the same, my mother told me that at the time of my birth, a saint told her that I would be a great orator. I laughed a lot that day.
I had started to panic the moment my brother told me about the training I had to attend when I entered the Chartered Accountancy course. My heart used to skip a beat when anybody would mention the name of these trainings.
Nevertheless, I managed to get through OT and ITT without any trouble. After the result of my Intermediate exams, the first thing that came to my mind was that I’d have to attend GMCS now.
The horror of having to speak in front of people overpowered the happiness of clearing the exams in the first attempt. To add to my misery, the institute introduced GMCS II too.
To read my post about OT- OT- The awesome 6 days!
I was terror-stricken when a cousin told me that GMCS is just the bigger and better version of OT. I kept dodging the training call till it became unavoidable. The fear kept me awake for the whole night
However, I put my brave face on and said hello to the first day of the training with a smile. Surprisingly, it turned out well. From introductions to the first play, I had fun instead of panicking. We were informed about the presentation we all would have to present in the last two days of the training. I wasn’t very scared.
Days passed by. The progress in my confidence was tremendous, to the extent that I voluntarily raised my hand to deliver a speech.
I made my presentation on the morning of the day we had to present it. I was NOT ready at all, but I
was sure that I’ll get through it.
My heart was beating fast with every name being called out. It almost stopped when I heard my name. I took a deep breath and stood up to face it.
I was ready. I don’t know what happened but suddenly there was a power surge in me. I was standing there, in front of all those people, giving a presentation without hesitating even a bit. Cherry on the cake- I was enjoying it! My presentation went so well that I was hoping to be even win the prize. The remarks that I got from the judges and the applause from my batch mates filled me with optimism for a better future as a speaker. That day I got rid of one of my greatest fears – Public Speaking.
Maybe, I will be a great orator one day.
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