McMurray concluded her speech with a solution: the acronym W.I.S.H.
“W” – We’re all in this together, meaning we’re all in this together to work together to stop the monopoly.
“I” – Inform. People know about Disney, but they don’t realize the number of companies owned by Disney.
“S” – Send a letter to the Anti-Trust Division to update their guidelines to be stricter toward large businesses, such as Disney.
“H” – Help smaller businesses in the entertainment industry, so Disney has some competition.
McMurray was not exposed to Disney as a child, but she fell in love with it. She wanted to not only watch Disney movies and shows, but also research the company’s involvements. Her interest in Disney was why she decided to speak about the company for her class.
When McMurray’s name was announced as the winner, she couldn’t believe it.
“I was freaking out,” said McMurray. “It felt great. They announced my name as number one, and it was just an amazing feeling.”
While McMurray has been speaking publicly since high school, her recommendation to students, especially her business classmates, is to utilize the IUPUI Speaker’s Lab.
“Students should also not get in their own heads,” McMurray said. “We’re our own worst enemies, so knowing why you’re afraid and slowly working to overcome that is a great way to overcome your fears.”