I feel like the speech went well, though there were some things that I wish I put more of an emphasis on. I wish I spoke more efficiently about how much the picture meant to me in regards to the relationship with my father, which I planned to do. I know now that its really not how much you say in regards to facts and details, but how it’s conveyed with effective wording. Had my speech estimated a little under 3 minutes before the speech but the actual speech probably ran a little past six.
I loved hearing about the artifacts from my classmates. Loved the personal, emotional stories that people were brave enough to share, especially the ones who shared about their losses within the family, which is very brave to do in front of a group of people.