The Holocaust Reading

January 31, 2011 at 11:05 am 1 comment

I did my first reading the other day and surprisingly, I was not that nervous.  I was supposed to do my reading Monday, but I was in Washington DC for the March for Life.  Though it seems like abortion would be a good topic to do a reading on, it is so overdone and I did not want to go there.  However, while my church group was in Washington DC, we visited the Holocaust Museum.  It takes about an hour and a half to get through, and it was so worth it.  It is incredible that so many people could have died without being stopped.  It reminded me of a book I had to read in my sixth grade english class.  The book was Night.  The first time I read that book, I fell in love.  I had to share a reading from that book.

I tried to do a reading with a serious tone because though I have a bubbly personality, I have the idea in my head that I’m always right.  I will fight to make everybody believe it, too. I can get into massive arguments and get so enraged because people just don’t get me sometimes.  However, I think everybody understood me this time.  I tried to read it in a serious tone with good posture and with good pausing.  However, I got the comment to relax and to slow down a little bit.  I feel like the reading should have been tense, though.  It gave it a bit more drama in my opinion.  I do know that I should have slowed down my phrasing every once in a while, though.  For my next speech, I should probably give more eye contact and slow down my reading so I can reach my maximum potential.  Overall, though, I think my reading went relatively well.



Entry filed under: Meaning, Public Reading, public speaking, Public Speaking Delivery, Public Speaking Evaluation, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. melissa  |  February 2, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Your reading choice was good! very interesting. You did a Great job!!


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