Nearly everyone has had to speak to an audience before. But it’s especially difficult when you’re a shy person.
The endless struggle to rehearse
Writing and committing the entire speech to memory is one hell of a job. You begin to rehearse in the shower, mirror, on the road, and everywhere.
The urge to run away when it’s time to take the stage
At this point, you’re thinking, “Why did I agree to do this in the first place?”
You get on the stage and the crowd looks like a pack of wolves
All eyes are on you, and you begin to quiver.
You forget your lines
This is every speaker’s worst nightmare
The crowd starts clapping in a bid to encourage you
Thank you all. You’re the real OGs.
Then the mic stops working
Now you have to rely on your voice.
And someone from the back tells you to speak louder
It’s not your fault. Nonsense.
It’s time for questions and contributions
At this point, you’re just happy the difficult part is over.
Then someone’s contribution is longer than your speech
Why didn’t you just give the speech yourself?