It's my 3rd internal speech contest at district level and 7th overall. As last year was unplaced, this year i ensured I have a strong content to ensure I'm at the podium. I was the 2nd speaker. The 1st speaker set a the bar quite high and I manage to match it.
When I came down from stage, I had the confidence that I nailed it. When I compared with other contestants, I had confidence that my speech was better than them. Furthermore, my timing didn't exceed the red light.
Came results, my name was not even in the top 3 list. It was tough to digest. Sometimes, I feel, the voting should be like akedemi fantasia, which is via sms from the audience.
Anyway, my main objective of making a strong impact has materialised. You can do clowning on stage, or draw pictures, ended up, did the audience brought back something.
These were the comments I received from my good freinds:
I find you to be a very mesmerizing character and speaker. No matter what the results were the other day, to me and to many of us, you are a champ as your speech had so much "power", strength and motivation to people not to give up no matter what circumstances one is facing.
You are awesome meyya. Never doubt that. Just keep going. Don't let anyone, small plastic trophy or limited minded people define who you are.
I don't understand why you were not placed. Anyway, try again until you prove them wrong.
Your speech was great. In my hear, you are the champion. One day you will bring back the trophy. You have the talent.