Trembling but not showing it, I begin with throwing a question open to the audience, quoting Mary Oliver. “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – I ask them. I build up my speech from there, just like that. I ask them to stop and look before they go any further. I survive. I even win!! And more than anything, I end up sharing a bit of my heart with the audience, inpromptu, in the process. Trust me, it's often done best when done that way!
And of course, thank you Bhowmickda for introducing me to Toastmasters! :)