Finding the courage for the first speech

July 5, 2010 at 10:56 am 1 comment

Finding the material that I was going to read to my classmates for the the first time was exhausting.  I was racking my brain wondering what in the world I was going to read to people that I don’t know well as of yet.  My wife saw my frustration and came to my rescue with the book, “The Secret Of The Lost Kingdom” by Micheal Bolton.

I read the passage from the book a few times to my children (talk about an easy audience).  I was ready to read to my classmates, or any adult at that for the first time.  Watching people ahead of me was easy.  There were a lot of good reads and still not nervous.  Then came my turn and the butterflies came alive inside.  At that point I was suddenly nervous.  So I took a deep breath and went for it.

Overall I was nervous, but tried not to let it show.  My tone was loud and clear.  I also surprisingly made more eye contact than I thought I would.  I think I could have better prepared for the reading.  I surprised myself with the confidence that I had.  The class had great choices of readings and showed good confidence.  It was a pleasure listening to everyone.  Look forward to the future presentations.

Eric D.

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Entry filed under: Finding Your Voice, Public Reading, public speaking, Public Speaking Evaluation, Reflecting on Experience.

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  • 1. David  |  July 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I thought your reading was very good. You did not seem nervous at all.

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