I had a Connection to those Soldiers

September 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm 3 comments

The art of public speaking class went well today. We finally got logged into our blog. I had all the home work done but there was a spill on highway outside the college so we didn’t do much in class and our instructor didn’t collect the home work. I hope everyone involved in that accident caused by the oil spill is alright. I still need to find a piece to read by Friday. I really do not have a clue what I want to read. I am sure I will find something that I am interested in.

I am kinda of nervous that I have to read in front of  a group of people I do not know. I have spoken in front of over one hundred people, but they were soldiers that were having to do the same thing I was. That was difficult for me because my audience ranged from seventeen years old to forty-two years old. The only thing that made it easy was that I had I had been through a lot with those guys. They had become like family to me. I hope this reading that I have to do goes as good as that training. I do need to find a topic though. That was what was nice about the training. I knew ahead of time what I had to speak and teach and had a connection with who I was speaking to before hand. It should be a good experience for me. I am a big talker to I just have to think that it is like talking to friends of mine. I can not show that I am nervous because it will come out in my speech. I need to sound confident in myself, and show that I am interested in my topic. If I am not interested in my topic then my audience in turn will not be interested.
Shawn F.


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

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shawn H  |  October 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    You did pretty good. I am glad that you found a reading topic that was close to your heart.

  • 2. pammy53  |  October 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for the comment, I really appreciate, all of the feedback that I can get at this point.

  • 3. judith  |  October 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I thought you speech was great, you picked something that was near and dear to you. i have such an appreication for our troops, i just loved to hear anything i can about them! awesome job!


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