Standing in front

April 16, 2010 at 9:17 am 3 comments

Our speech class finally completed our readings.  I was absolutely terrified.  I am really good at talking to people, as long as I don’t have to stand up in front of them.  I was really nervous when I had to give my speech.  We learned a couple of weeks ago that everyone else is just as nervous as we are and that helped me a lot.  I kept reminding myself that no matter how nervous I was, everyone else was nervous too.  Afterwards, I felt very relieved to know that my turn was over.  Everyone was very supportive and no one was judgemental.  As a class, we got to see what each individual was like and see who they truly are.  It was interesting to listen to the things that everyone else was interested in.

Ashley P.

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Entry filed under: Fear & public speaking, Public Reading, public speaking, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. willslass  |  April 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    You know I think just about everyone feels that way. I know I was terrified at first, and like you said, I felt this huge sense of relief when I had finished. I’m so surprised to found just how many people are terrified of public speaking!

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  • 2. joy0  |  April 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I think its helpful also knowing that everyone feels the same way about standing up there talking in front of the whole class. I like the way mrs basford teaches though seems to be more relaxing and she helpful

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  • 3. chris1013  |  April 22, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    yea i feel that once i heard everyones speech that i knew a little more about them like the things they like and do

    Reply

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