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  • Speech Reflection

    I performed a speech about why teenage relationships are beneficial on November 1st, 2016 in front of my speech class. Public speaking is something that I had been practicing since I was in the sixth grade, however it is apparent that I continue to struggle with nerves. When my teacher called my name, I realized that I was shaking and trembling pretty badly. I told myself I had practiced beforehand and I knew what I was doing. There are many things I noticed while reviewing my speech, critiquing my own speech performance does not seem to be a problem. As I watch the video of my speech I can see the things I have improved on, on the other hand I can also easily point out things that I want to continue to enhance. I walked up to the podium and took a big deep breath, I wanted to ensure I did not speak fast by slowing my heart rate down. As I re-watch my speech over-and-over I try to pay attention to the big problem I was trying to avoid during my speech, the word “um”. I am very pleased with the fact that I did not cram this forbidden word in as much as I had the last speech. I know from personal experience that when I am trying to gather information from a speaker who says “um”, I get easily distracted and start counting every time this word is said. I plan to get to a point in my public…

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  • College Speech: Reflection In The First Day Of Speech

    Reflection I remember going to the College advisor and trying to figure out what class I would be taking for the fall semester of 2016. I was a little late in the enrollment process and some of the classes I wanted to take were either not available or completely filled. So my advisor asked me if I would be interested in taking speech class. I thought to myself “I don’t really like talking in front of people but it is a requirement.” So I signed up for Introduction to Speech Communication…

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  • Last Speech Reflection

    As a whole, I do not believe that this was my best speech, but there were parts of this speech that I believe that I did better on than the last speech. Like B.B. King I love to learn and hope that in my next speech I will notice new areas of growth in my speaking ability. My reflection begins with eye contact and body movement, moving on to the use of voice, and ending with the organization of the speech. Opening with delivery, the thing that stuck out the most was that my eye contact was poor…

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  • Essay On Informative Speech

    situation, the topic, and the audience. The informative speech was one of the harder speeches I had to give since it had to include more research, and more hard facts then the previous speeches. Therefore, it needed more preparation. During preparation part of the informative speech a key learning moment for me was that you can’t procrastinate and do it the night before. That means don’t procrastinate on topic selection, research, or on the crafting of the outline and speech. The book states…

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  • Commemorative Speech Critique

    For my self-critique assessment, I chose to critique my commemorative speech, which was on basketball. Overall, I think that I did a good job on this speech, but there is always room for improvement. First, I think that I had a lot of good aspects to this speech, which include that: I picked a topic that I was passionate about, discussed various life lessons that someone can learn from playing the game of basketball, elaborated on why I feel it should be commemorated, and incorporated some…

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  • Informative Speech Review

    reviewed the informative speech I gave on Thursday, October 15. Both reviewers graded, and scored my speech similarly. According to Joey Betley my highlight was that the video I showed reinforced my information, and was a good idea. For my improvement Joey Betley said to make more eye contact while speaking. I agree with this reviewer I do think that my eye contact was weak, and could have been better. As for the video I thought that it did a good job of explaining how windmills work, and made…

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  • Speech 101 Reflective Essay

    Overall Speech 101 was a great class for me, i was able to improve my ability to speak in front of a class and gain what it takes to be a great speaker. One thing that really helped me was looking back at my speech videos. At first i was really shy and thought that looking at myself speak would be embracing but it really helped me out. After every speech i would look back at my film and see the areas i can improve on. Yes indeed looking at my speech’s really helped me out especially on my final…

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  • Speech And Non-Verbal Delivery

    What things should a speaker do before getting ready to present a speech? He or she should first, be prepared and know the information that you have written in your speech. You should practice the speech and be familiar with how you are going to choose to present it. Make sure that when you are writing the speech that you go ahead an put some of your personal experiences inside the speech, this way the audience will feel more involved on a personal level. Being prepared for the speech will also…

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  • My Strengths Of An Informative Speech

    When giving speeches most of the time the person giving the speech is experiencing Communication apprehension. The definition of Communication apprehension is the level of fear, or anxiety, an individual faces when having to communicate with one or multiple people. I have dealt with Communication apprehension for quite a while now. Although it is not as bad, as it used to be. My freshman year of college, I was actually enrolled in the COMS 130 course, but my fear of public speaking, caused me to…

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  • Writing A Persuasive Speech Analysis

    This week’s notes and chapter reading was a huge help with our current assignment and creating speeches in general. One of the hardest things to do when considering giving a speech is choosing a topic and this gives you a few good suggestions and pointers on how to do it correctly with ease. I t is a good idea to keep in mind, when writing your speech, the general purpose of your speech. It states that you are probably giving a speech for one of two reasons which is to inform your listeners or…

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