Reflective Summary And Analysis

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I did not want to sign up for this class. Even without others having to tell me so, I knew how poor of a speaker I am. There is almost a checklist that I have to go through every time I give a speech: rapid heart rate, a perceived idea of failing, hands that cannot stop shaking, thinking that the audience just does not care about what I have to say, along with many other belittling thoughts. While I may have not learned very much about how I am as a speaker, I have learned enough to start correcting myself so that I may, one day, become an enthusiastic speaker. This class took what little high school had taught me about speaking and raised it to a level I could not have thought I would have learned in just one semester. I know for a fact, that …show more content…
This is one area that hinders me in almost every way. To put it simply, I rarely believe that I can do something well. Any flaw, no matter how insignificant or nonexistent it may be, I will focus on. It will be on my mind well after I present, and it will lead me into whatever speech I may have to give afterwards. While it is a good thing to take in consideration what it is that you do well and what it is that you could do better, as I learned in this class, you never should focus on one if you have any plans on improving. On one hand, you may see yourself as a communication king and whatever you do is the best way to do it. On the other, and where I find myself often, one can neglect to nurture what good had been present. Thus letting what good there was to go to waste with no idea that this is something that can be brought up and blossom into something even better than …show more content…
One self-feedback at a time, I will look at what it was that I did well. When I have to tell a group of people of what it is that my shop does for our unit, I will not be focused at how much longer until I am done. I will instead, look at them. See what it is that they are telling me. With that I will adapt, much like I had to for this class. It is hardly a subject that one can master in a week or a year. This is something that will take many years to develop and even more before one can say that they are a good speaker. Luckily, I now have an understanding and with it, a goal for which to use

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