How I Pushed Beyond My Comfort Zone To Start Public Speaking

And what I learned from it.

Param Hegde
May 9 · 6 min read
I was speaking in Toastmasters International speech contest.
Speaking at the Toastmasters International Speech Contest (Photo by the author)

When was the last time you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone?

I will tell you my story, one such instance 4 years back. It was on a Thursday evening.

I was standing on the podium in front of a large crowd. I had to speak on a random topic. My blood pressure…