Positive Impacts of Speech

January 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm 3 comments

At some point in time during a persons education career or life they will have to give a speech or talk in front of a number of people. Giving a speech is one of the greatest fears of high school, college, or even a job. When you give a speech every eye in the room is on you. Your audience is listening and as bad as it sounds some of them are waiting for you to screw up. Speaking calmly and fluently can be a hard task with a pounding heart and a nervous state of mind. These are all factors in what adds up to be a terrifying experience for most people. To some people the great skill of giving a good speech comes naturally. They know how to keep the attention of the audience and speak comfortably to their listeners.

To many people speech isn’t looked upon as an important or useful class. In my own opinion that is a wrong statement. Speech teaches you to be more independent and can be a lesson to you that being prepared means everything. If one isn’t prepared then they could go in front of an audience and make a fool of themselves. Something like this would make them think “Next time I will prepare myself better so I can give a better speech because that was embarrassing.” Confidence and preparation are two prime parts of a great speech, as they are two prime parts of life. This class teaches you the skills to give a great speech but most of the same skills can be applied in everyday life and can be used in a positive way to make life easier.

When a speech is given it is just as important for the audience to listen as it is for the speaker to be prepared. Without an audience there would be no point in giving a speech. The best part of public speaking is being able to express your thoughts and teach or enlighten people about your ideas or beliefs. This is one other reason why speech is so important. We can learn from experience, others, our professor, and our mistakes to use something that could make a difference to others in a positive and useful way.



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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. brittanycarroll  |  January 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I love the way you talked about the benifets of a speech!! I think that will help us all to give our best to know that it just might help someone in the end.

  • 2. shlynn22  |  January 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I can relate to you because this first time I gave my speech I was nervous. I also read the material before I read it to the class so I could speak more clearly and slowly.

  • 3. Kendra  |  February 18, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    I completely agree that confidence is key to giving a good speech. If you go into a speech thinking you’re going to fail, you more than likely will.


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