The way you talk to yourself can really impact your confidence. The effect can be good or bad depending on whether your self-talk is positive or negative - Reach Out.Com
So I forgot the speech! I got on the stage, saw the crowd and froze, it was truly a moment, my mind started racing, I started thinking of scenarios to save myself.
Breathing was the first thing that came to mind
so I did that
I talked myself out of being disappointed that my very wonderful speech could not be delivered, how I wasted an entire two days, how I can bomb right here on this stage.
I pulled myself together and decided to just talk about what I know and relate it to the theme.
That seemed to work
So I learnt that the self talk in a tough situation is important, it guides us subconsciously to act. If the talk is positive and non judgemental, the results follow
If the self talk is judgemental and negative, the fear sets in!
So in the end, I spoke the gibberish for a few minutes then I spoke from the heart.
It turned out well!
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