Reading Dr. Suess

May 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm Leave a comment

This first speech made me very nervous.  Reading Dr. Suess especially! I was very glad that I didn’t get tongue tied, or stutter.  I realized a few things in this first speech, one being that three minutes feels like a life time when your standing in front of an entire room of people.  As nervous as I was, the support and smiles of my classmates made me feel much more at ease.  Also, knowing that we were all feeling the same things and had been through the same experiences was nice too.  The comment sheets really made me realize how little eye contact I had made, which I also didn’t realize.  Getting the first speech out of the way was the biggest hurdle, and from here on out I think i will relax a bit knowing that I’m not being judged by my peers, but being listened to and welcomed.  It’s a nice feeling to know that they are supporting me and that I can tell them about things that I feel are important without being judged.

Haylee

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Entry filed under: By Haylee, Public Reading, public speaking, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

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