It was my first toastmasters meeting and I was quite nervous. I was also playing the role of grammarian.
Firstly I have to explain about my role and I was very uncomfortably doing that and unconsciously stammering very much.
Then meeting started with the table topics speeches, in which topics were given on the spot and anyone can volunteer to perform. First topic was given and I want to perform because I learnt the habit of initiating from Sachin sir. But I said to myself dude it’s your first meeting and you didn’t have any right to give boredom to anyone, so I kept quite. Second topic was given and luckily not many people raised their hand. It was good motivation for me to raise my hand, it was the performance of 2 people and luckily I got a very beautiful lady to perform along with me. In that performance, I didn’t think about stammering and just lost myself into the character, I was stammering but more than that I was enjoying. I was playing the role of a guy searching his Cricket ball on the road and lady was waiting for rikshaw who didn’t know anything about Cricket, then conversation started on Cricket and it’s went on and produced good humour.
Total 6 people gave the performance in table topic speeches, and at the end when the result was declared president said, “Champ, you got the highest no. of votes. Congratulations, you are the best table topic speaker of the day.”
I was like shocked, “Oh! My God”.
I learnt one thing if you enjoy the speaking then people would enjoy more than you in listening.