October 2, 2010 at 12:03 pm 4 comments

Some of the things I have learned from our text on public speaking is that public speaking is an Art! It is however, a scary type of art. We are all pretty scared in some way, but yet we want to do it, we can feel it, and even picture it. There’s only one problem most of us have and that is getting past the NERVES, that is the only thing holding a lot of us back from speaking in public. Reading through the chapters, I learned that we all need to learn how to turn that nervousness into EXCITEMENT! Kinda like an adrenaline rush! First, we need to find interesting topics for the audiences we stand before. Finding something that reaches out and grabs their attention. If you find the right topic, then your audience is most likely right there with you.

There are a lot of ways to overcome the nerves though. Some things I found helpful was preparing for my speeches in front of friends and family members, the more you have the more feedback you can expect. The feedback will only help you to make your speech a success, so don’t take it as criticism. Also, remember that most nervousness is not even visible. Once you get started within just a few seconds your nerves begin to vanish because you see that you have found something interesting to the listeners. Lastly, I would like to say, just remember you cannot expect perfection from other speeches, nor your own. Everybody makes little mistakes during speeches. I have seen it on TV bloopers, and I am sure more of you have too, so keep that in mind and say BYE BYE NERVES, and HELLO WORLD, because what you have to say could be very important to a lot of people!



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

What I’ve learned about Public Speaking (so far) Tips from “The Art of Public Speaking”

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. ct10harmonb  |  October 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    I really like that “Bye bye nevers, And Hello world.”

  • 2. natashabalas  |  October 12, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I loved your post! It is all so true! I really liked the fact how you pointed out that we all want to speak out in public but we are just to nervous to do it. That was a really good point. I also like how u referred to it as an art. That puts things in a new light when you look at it like that, and it’s almost not as scary.

  • 3. jodelle465  |  October 13, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I really enjoyed your posting too. What a good (& realistic) outlook. I also, thought it was neat that we could transform our nervousness into a positive thing. I too, liked reading in front of friends and family. It helped me prepare for the reading immensely. Another trick I’ve learned is to read my speech in front of the mirror and try to look myself in the eye as much as possible until I read it through well and was able to make a comfortable amount of eye contact.

  • 4. cramer5235  |  October 21, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    The in front of the mirror and making eye contact is a good idea .I think Ill try it


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