I was invited to a dinner to read a winning essay for a contest?

Do you think I'll have to say a few extra words or i just have to read the essay? The contest was major and over 300 people will be there because I was the state finalist. Also, do you have any advice or tips on how to stay cool and collected during the reading?

Similar Asks:

  • I’m applying to the Nordstrom BP Fashion Board? - has anyone been on it? i really would love ANY info, advice, tips… anything! even if you haven’t been on it, it’s basically a committee of girls picked to learn about fashion and lots of opportunities about fashion through Nordstrom.i have a few specific questions, but even if you are reading this and cannot answer
  • Why would you need to read your essay several times when editing it? - You wrote the essay yourself, so you know what you’re thinking and what you want it to say. So when you read it, you’re reading it from your own understanding and expectation of what you want it to say. It’s hard to try to read your own writing from just the writing standpoint to see
  • Extracurriculars for Freshman Year of High School? - So, due to obligations at home (babysitting) – I was unable to join clubs and sports my Freshman Year (current) — however I’ll be able to next year (Sophomore Year) – never the less, I’ve done everything I could to squeeze in extracurricular events and activities. So far, I have;* Summer Technology Grant by Dell
  • What happens in city of ashes by cassandra clare? - ok i have to do a essay thing on city of glass for a contest at my local library but i have only read city of bones and i don’t want to read city of glass with out reading city of ashes. however i cannot find city of ashes any were. so will someone tell
  • Should I go to this luncheon? - I placed 4th in the Optimist Essay contest. They only award prizes for the first three places, but since I was only a point off from third place they invited me to their luncheon to read my paper. Do you think I should go? I don’t want to seem like the first place loser or
  • How to make an essay sound better/more interesting? - i just wrote this essay, and its so boring! its like i kind of use the same words,Example: (lets say the girl’s name is Allison)She has beautiful blonde hair and green eyes that shimmer when the sun hit them. She is……Allison is..very smart……. She…. its all like she.. or allison.. how can i make my
  • Essay writing tips (quickness, fluency, writing well)? - tomorrow i’m taking the capt, and the first section i’m doing is writing.we read two articles about the topic we are writing on, pick a side, and argue why that side is better.can you give me some tips on how to speed up my writing while still writing fluently and well?i tend to write too

2 Answers to “I was invited to a dinner to read a winning essay for a contest?”

  1. sardars says:

    I think your response will depend on what kind of essay contest it was. If it involved a website, you could probably find more information there. If you do end up reading, I would recommend deep breathing beforehand. When you get up there, your top priority should be to slow down, because if you are nervous, you are more likely to speak up. Smile a lot, and try to laugh about the whole situation. You’re there because you obviously did something great, so there’s nothing to be afraid about. :)

  2. outwritten says:

    Well congratulations, but just try to read the essay, don’t try to improvise because you might get nervous and forget what you have planned to say, then this bring some kind of embarrassment, just stick to the essay, believe me, it will be the best to do..☺