My beginning of Speech

October 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm 1 comment

Coming into this class, I was very nervous. Public speaking has always been a weak point for me and has become something that I dread. But after only one week in the class, I am already starting to feel more comfortable. I thought that many different points that were made in the first three chapters were very useful and helpful. The keys to overcoming nervousness were useful to me personally and I am working to master those keys in the class right now. I also found the information about listening to be interesting as well. I am guilty of focusing too much on what the speaker looks like and how they are acting and not enough on what they are actually saying. I think that I tend to judge speakers quickly, and I think that is why I am afraid of being judged myself. I never realized that you could listen too hard until reading the chapter. That is something to think about. The bit about ethics was very enlightening as well. I have never thought about adjusting to the audience until reading that part of the chapter. I will continue to work on that in this class.

I so far am enjoying the class very well. I like the activities that we do to work on our speech. The other students in my class make the class very enjoyable as well. There is a very good differential of age groups in my class, and I think that makes the class a more dynamic experience. I also like the teacher so far, she seems very nice and supportive. By the end of the class I want to be able to look forward to public speaking instead of it being something that I am afraid of. I also want to be able to make an effect on an audience.



Entry filed under: Fear & public speaking, Listening, public speaking, Public Speaking Tips, Uncategorized.

Tips from “The Art of Public Speaking” Everyone Is Nervous!

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  • 1. minot1990  |  October 12, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Public speaking has always been my weakest point for me too and my worst known fear. I don`t like the eye`s on me. Like you said people judge. That is always on my mind during a speech which creates the nervousness.


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