I belong to a club that encourages people to develop their public speaking abilities.

This past week it has been our clubs bi-annual speaking competition. We duly sent out lots of e-mails asking for volunteers to compete and received responses from the eager club members.

It is a scary experience to enter a competition. You have to perform in front of strangers who will judge you but there are lots of good reasons to enter a competition as mentioned below.

Here are ten positive reasons to enter a competition:
1. You can share the experience with Friends and Family
2. There is a sense of Accomplishment from Achieving Your Goal
3. You take Your craft/ skill to New Heights
4. Be Inspired to achieve something bigger
5. Get Performance Experience in a stressful environment
6. Learn From Your Mistakes
7. Bring Your Entire Vision to Life
8. Make New Friends
9. Be a Role Model to other competitors
10. Challenge Expectations of yourself

Life is all about competing, this quote that comes from the Olympics sums it up best, I believe:

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”
- Pierre de Coubertin (primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympic Games in 1894)

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do" Henry Ford

It is important to at least try, because that way you get to learn something new and gain a new skill.


11/12/2016 9:17pm

When most think of competition, they do not associate it with something that can be beneficial. However, there are many benefits to competition, and by learning about them, you could you those for your advantage. Competition will improve your ability to persevere in difficult situations. You'll start to realize that there is often a way forward no matter where you're going. Competition gives you short-term and even long-term goals to focus on because every time you compete, of course, you want to win. Anyway, thanks for sharing your thoughts. Keep blogging!

I'm always trying to be a Role Model) In everything! I simply want to be the best one :)

03/19/2017 4:48am

I need to join this club as soon as possible. My public speakins abilities are quite weak now.

Making new friends is always very cool! I'll enter this competitions with pleasure!

As a student, it is essential to enter a competition to learn more about yourself. It is normal and necessary in every individual. It has benefits in improving oneself in different aspects such as confidence and communication skills. It will never be bad unless you didnt harm your competitor. Comletition may also help individual to gain respect in the society.

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