Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My Tribute to the King of Pop

Today I have done myself proud and given my third official Toastmaster speech, without tripping up and embarrassing myself one bit. Far from it. In my mind, I couldn't have done it better. I was cool and confident, I got a great applause in the end, my evaluation was very positive, and I got my first Best Speaker trophy! (It was only between me and one other guy, but still! Imagine my happiness. ^_^)

What is the secret to my success, you ask? Well, I'll tell you something that contributed a great deal to it: I spoke about one of my all time favorite subjects. ^_^ Yep, you guessed it. It was all about Michael Jackson.

Originally, my sis Annette was going to give her third presentation first, but her speech still needs some work. I had my Michael Jackson speech pretty much all written out, so we agreed to switch roles.

Now I just had to memorize what I wanted to say. 0,o

Annette helped me out a lot yesterday, helping me with my confidence and adding stuff here and there. I'm very appreciative to her and she knows it, but I think she still deserves some props over here. THANKS, SIS! ^_^ I couldn't have done it without you.

The first video here is me giving my speech and the second is the evaluation that Kevin Wu, a fellow member, gave me afterward. (Hope you can understand what he's saying with his accent.) Thanks to my mom for making me look so good, btw. ^_^ Also thank you Adam for coming and supporting me.

Awesome, huh? ^_^ I hope the filming wasn't too distracting. What a rush. I wasn't dreading this speech, but I was feeling a bit nervous. I'm just so glad it's behind me now.

In other news: History was made today! Our president signed the new Health Care law and a lot of people are happy about it. We saw a little bit of the live speeches Biden and Obama gave before leaving for Toastmasters.

To finish up, I was looking for a couple of other Michael Jackson pictures, and I found these really good Deviant Art pics. ^_^ I absolutely love them.


J.N. Future Author said...

That is so cool that you won an award!!!! ^.^ Totally awesome!

Rainy said...

Oh, it's pretty! That was a cool speech, a strong and interesting start, and a strong and powerful end. I learned a lot more about MJ from it! I didn't think that was possible.