Phew! I feel drained!!! It’s been a pretty (well, a tad more than normal) hectic day at work for me. I was required to do the co-scripting and co-hosting of an impromptu gathering for our department at the workplace and was busy with it almost the entire day. In fact, the groundwork had to be done yesterday itself and that explains the fact of ‘no-post-for-29th-August’. I co-scripted the entire event and then had to get it edited, paraphrased, arranged and then re-arranged until the final draft was readied by today noon. Once the speech part was done, all remained was to go up and deliver it. And then it started…..a slight jittery feeling that steadily grew as the event neared. I’m normally a very confident person (Well, my school teachers actually were of the opinion that I was over confident but thatz quite a long time ago) who never dithers away from a challenge. And though standing in front of a 300-strong audience and conducting a ceremony while equally holding their rapt attention, seems like an easy enough task, believe me…it isn’t!!!
As the event started, I made quite a mess of a few sentences, mucked up a few names and even fidgeted and scratched a lot!!! But thankfully, as the event progressed, the confidence in me started to flow back and midway through, I was my own-self again – calm, collected and above all…Cool The rest of the event passed off relatively hitch-free and I’m sure everyone heard my sigh of relief when it ended! Whilst it was an endearing experience, it taught me one thing – when one has confidence in one-self, obstacles are easily surmounted. I could have easily lost it and blabbered away into buffoonery and timidness but I managed to hold moi nerve and motivate myself to do good, no matter how hard it may be. And while the event wasn’t of a bigger magnanimity – as, say, the CAT exam or a Job Interview – it played a part in making me realize that confidence is the key….and self-confidence is the master key!!!
P.S: I should also thank my co-host. She was slightly more nervous than me and that helped…I dunno how 😐