Without doubt the most embarrassing thing I have ever done…I am cringing even thinking about it! (I promise I will release video evidence soon!)
I had about 30mins to write a poem for people who were expecting professionals. I was so nervous I couldn’t write a thing. I hung at the back watching the wordsmiths wow the crowd, and then it was my turn.
It started off okay…but gradually people realised that I was no poet – not even my rendition of Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ or ‘One Pound Fish’ could help me!
But this was a painful three minutes…a humiliating three minutes with no redemption…it was the worse possible feeling of completely flopping. But that experience has strengthened me and inspired me when I speak now. It’s given me that extra confidence, knowing that I can survive falling flat on my face!