Reading is Not Speaking

June 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm Leave a comment

For our last speech of the quarter we had to do our persuasive speeches. These speeches were probably the most controversial topics. I don’t think I will ever forget Clinton’s speech about why dogs are better than cats. It was probably the funniest persuasive speech I have ever heard. We heard everything from safe sex to drunk driving speeches. Persuasive speeches are speeches that seem to get the most attention. It is showing the speaker’s view on a subject. Skylar and I gave our speech on how the post-secondary enrollment option works and why it is a good thing to look into for your kids or friends.

I think most of all this speech taught me how one word could grab the attention of the entire audience and make everyone pay attention. When someone walks up to the podium and just says sex, it catches the attention of everyone in the room. This showed me that to be a good public speaker you need to have a catchy introduction to attract everyone’s attention.


Entry filed under: By Jordan, public speaking, Public Speaking Delivery, Public Speaking Tips, Speech Topics, Uncategorized.

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