I attended the International Speech Contest and got 2nd place in my area contest. I had a wonderful time practicing my speech in different clubs and got ~70 evaluations.
It’s not about winning the contest, it’s about enjoying myself during the practice. I just enjoyed telling my story, and delivering a great message to people who spent time watching. Compared to my last contest, I felt far more relaxed, open, and flexible in expressing my emotions. My friend Juan said, when you are relaxed, you are yourself. It’s so true.