Reading My First Speech

June 8, 2011 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

For my first speech of the class I read the book “Take Me To The Zoo” by Dr. Seuss. When I first stood in front of the class I was very nervous about speaking in front of my fellow classmates. When I first started to give my speech I felt as though my voice was crackling and felt like my hands was shaking constantly. As I got farther into the reading I felt to be calming down. I thought that I was speaking very clear with good volume. I believed my posture was good and that I was doing everything I needed to.

After getting my grade and reading some of the feedback forms I realized what I did wrong in my speech. But I did not see any negative feedback about the things I thought I was doing wrong. I thought they were going to talk about my voice crackling, hands shaking, and voice squeaking. It showed me what Candee was telling us since day one and that was that everyone is nervous when they go up to speak and that things you are worried your classmates are going to notice your nervousness and judge you. But after reading the comments written on my paper I realized that my classmates were listening to  what I was saying instead of how I was saying it which came as a huge relief.

Jordan

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Entry filed under: By Jordan, Public Reading, public speaking, Uncategorized.

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