My content was really good, I used fun examples for each trait, and I had some clever transitions to get some laughs. I was very comfortable with my voice presence. I really felt I hooked the audience and kept their attention throughout my entire presentation. This Is thanks, of course, to great organization. I am not always the most organized person, but I really put some time Into this speech and organized it with note cards and rehearsed In front of people and when all was said and done, It felt good. I hope to overcome the Jitters.
I realize they may never go away completely, but I would sure like to suppress them at times. I love to talk, and giving a speech should be no harder for me than telling a story, but It Is. One thing I have learned Is that If you get those Jitters but you have put the time and the organization In that Is needed for a great speech, you Just go right In to It. Before you know It you’re done and It all went as you rehearsed, and It builds the confidence you need to suppress those Jitters the next time. I am looking forward to that time.