Secrets of Walt Disney World

February 26, 2011 at 11:23 pm 3 comments

I gave my second speech, which was an informative speech, last week on the secrets of Walt Disney World.  I figured that to present a good informative speech, I should know a lot about my topic.  I love Walt Disney World; I’ve been there four times, and I was able to dance on the stage in Magic Kingdom with my competitive dance team when I was ten years old.

I didn’t get to practice a lot for this speech, but I was confident that I knew enough about the topic that I would do alright.  When I realized that it was almost my turn to give my speech, I got very nervous, but I remembered the tips that the book gave us about getting rid of nerves right before your speech.  I took a few deep breaths and tightened and relaxed my muscles.  These tips actually did help my nerves, because when I got up in front of the class and began my speech, all my nerves just seemed to disappear.

After my speech, I thought that I did alright, but it could have been better if I would have practiced a little more.  When I got my evaluations back, I got a lot of feedback as to what I should do next time, and what I was already doing.  A lot of people liked my power point and that I knew a lot about my topic.  They also liked that my voice was loud and clear, but I was afraid that I was too quiet.  I was also told that I had good eye contact with my classmates.  Some of my classmates liked that I was wearing a Minnie Mouse t-shirt to go along with my speech. 🙂 They gave me some helpful comments too, such as using less “umm’s” and that I should have had a bigger introduction.

Thanks for all of your feedback and good luck to everyone with your next speeches!



Entry filed under: informative speech, public speaking, Public Speaking Delivery, Public Speaking Tips, Reflecting on Experience, Speech Topics, Uncategorized.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. shup7  |  March 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I just wanted to say that I thought your speech was very interesting!!! I have never been to Disney world myself but I am determind to go one of these days!

  • 2. drewd34  |  March 2, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I’ve never been to Disney World either, but I thought some of the stuff you shared with us was AWESOME!!!!!!!! If I ever go there I won’t even be paying attention to the rides, I’ll be looking for those hidden Mickey’s. GOOD JOB REGAN

  • 3. Leeza Rickey  |  March 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Your speech was really interesting because I never knew that Disney World had secret passageways. Your speech was very informative. Good Job!!


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