I've been preparing this 20-min long speech for last one month, memorizing every word and practicing it over and over.
I begged the event organizer to double, triple check my presentation file to see if it works on their computer and projector so that I won't have to go through the nightmare I went through at TEDxSMU event (The projector didn't work at the TED event, so I gave my visual presentation without visuals.)
I stuttered a number of times, but I think it went really well overall. During the Q&A session, a lot of people asked me questions and gave me complements. It was really flattering.
Now that I think about it, this is the longest I've ever talked without taking a break in my life. I know that this is not the biggest event in the world, but the fact that I was able to deliver a 20 minute long message in front of a live audience made me feel like I'm finally evolving from a shy, soft-spoken kid to... something greater.
Whatever it is, it's gotta be better than what I was before. XD