Speaking in Public

July 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm Leave a comment

I have always had problems speaking in public. I feel that everyone listening is scrutinizing and degrading everything I say. That was until the first speech we had to make for this class. I came to realize something that I had not realized before. This epiphany I had was that everyone in that room (with the exception of theĀ professor) was in my shoes. We all had to get up in front of the class that night and face our fears and speak.

This was actually calming to me because as I was stepping outside of my box they were also. The other helping aide was the feedback sheets. This allows for each speaker to get feedback from his or her peers. This allows the speaker to know what areas to try and improve on for the next speech as well as that the listeners are not degrading every word that is said. These were the areas that seem to impact me the most after the first reading.

Matt

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Entry filed under: Group Communication, Public Reading, public speaking, Public Speaking Evaluation, Public Speaking Tips, Reflecting on Experience.

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