Choose a topic that has meaning to you.

January 24, 2011 at 8:07 am 1 comment

In speech class we were given the assignment of reading something in front of the class for 3 to 6 minutes. It could be anything from poetry to a book. At first I had no idea what would be best to read for my first speech. Picking a topic is a very important part of speech class. Make sure to choose a topic that you can relate to so you know what you are talking about. Another important thing is to make certain you are prepared to give a speech or read because no one wants to give or hear a bad speech. Different ways I have found that are useful in preparing myself for a speech is to practice reading the material over and over again. I also think helpful practice is to rehearse your speech in front of friends and family just to get use to reading in front of people.

When thinking of what I would want to read in front of the class I knew that I wanted to pick something that would be fun to read but also simple. Something I could relate to, and something I have read numerous times. The book that I picked out is a children’s book, in fact, one of my own from when I was young. The book is Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. This I thought would be perfect. I use to read Green Eggs and Ham so much that I was almost to the point of memorizing the book. So I know this book is something I can relate to and it will be fun and simple to read.




Entry filed under: Public Reading, public speaking, Public Speaking Delivery, Public Speaking Tips, Uncategorized.

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  • 1. natasha  |  January 25, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I’m glad you chose something to read that had some personal value to it. The fact that you almost memorized it won’t hurt your speech any either! And I agree with you on the practicing thing. I’ve read my book out loud multiple times so that I’ll be ready. Hopefully tomorrow we both gives great speeches!


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