Some Unexpected Friends

June 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm 1 comment

Another thing that really surprises me about this class is the way that it connects all the students in the class room together.  Most classes you can spend the entire quarter setting next to one person and never say a word to them.  Speech class is entirely different and you don’t have to be sitting next to someone to talk to them either.  We do so many things as a group that it’s almost impossible not to talk to everyone in the classroom at least once.  I think this is another reason why the speeches have become easier to give, because I’m no longer doing them in front of a group of strangers but instead a group of people that I consider my friends.

When I first started the class and noticed the way that Candee wanted all of us to work together I didn’t like it one bit.  Now I know that simple things like communicating in small groups go a long way in strengthening a persons public speaking skills.  I mean if you can’t talk to a few people in a small group how in the heck are you going to talk in front of a large audience.

Mark S


Entry filed under: By Mark, Group Communication, public speaking, Public Speaking Tips, Reflecting on Experience, Uncategorized.

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  • 1. gray6533  |  June 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Mark, I agree with what you said about getting together in small groups. Candee was gearing us up for the big event and we didn’t even realize it. When the time came to get up in front of the class we were already bonded to each other. Mrs. “B” is cleaver isn’t she?


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