April 20, 2011 at 10:12 am 1 comment

I found my first speech to not be so bad. I think that it being a reading helped ease me into the idea of being in front of the class and actually giving a speech. I know I was nervous but with my feedback forms I don’t feel that it was very visible to everyone else. So I guess what the book said about it not showing is true. I really enjoyed having the feedback from my classmates so I know what they liked and what I can improve on for my next speech. I think nervousness will be on the top of my list for improvement! I know I can conquer this and maybe by speech number four I will! 🙂

With our informative speeches quickly approaching, I started to get a little anxiety over what my topic was going to be. I was wishing she could just assign something to us and then it would be a little easier. The more I thought about it I realized that wasn’t the case. It would be nearly as interesting if we did it that way. As I read Chapter 14 I was clueless as to any possible topics. I know that it should be something we know about and something that is personal to us but I just wasn’t sure of the right thing. The chapter helped me to come up with some ideas and also some methods to figure out some possible topics that are close to me. I got out a sheet of paper and just started writing whatever came to my head.

After I was finished I realized it really wasn’t all that hard to come up with some ideas that were related to me and my life. I think I was just more concentrated on what I thought the class would want to hear about instead of something that I would want to talk about.  I’m interested in hearing everyone elses speeches! This is turning out to be one of my favorite classes this quarter.

– Ashley H


Entry filed under: By Ashley, Experience & public speaking, informative speech, Public Reading, public speaking, Public Speaking Evaluation, Public Speaking Tips, Reflecting on Experience, Speech Topics, Uncategorized.

Less traveled by…old men… and darkness A Sigh of Relief!

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  • 1. brittnr2011  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I agree with the part about not knowing what to pick till I read the chapters that was asisgned to us. It helped me choose a topic that means dearly to me because I have a personal story to go along with it. I wish you luck on your speech!


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