For my shield speech I prepared a boom box shield to represent three aspects of my life. In order to prepare for my speech, I had to think of something that connected with my life fairly well and that combined with my topics. The boom box collaborated with my speech on a decent level because my life is a lot like a radio station. In the beginning, I got nervous about five minutes before I had to stand up and present but other than those anxious few minutes I was pretty comfortable. I felt like I spoke a little fast, but that’s a given because I am a naturally born fast speaker.
My SHIELD speech in my opinion went relatively well. I know how much time I put into preparation and how my topic was unique to me and something I liked. This topic was easy to talk about and I could have talked a lot longer. I prepared with confidence practicing during class and once a night every night for a week before. On the night before I practiced maybe ten times though out of nervousness.
The informative speech that I spoke about was Human Trafficking. The reason I came up with this topic is because at first during the group speech I brainstormed topics by searching the internet as also wondering what topics I wanted to speak about and this one came up. Due to that, it is a serious corruption that is happening all over the world. Secondly, there are countless movies that are out about this problem. Thirdly, I feel that I could’ve informed my classmates to get the concern about human trafficking.
The purpose of my speech was to inform the audience about the four basic chords on the ukulele: the C, Am, F, and the G chords. In my speech, I taught the correct finger placement as well as good tips to getting the best sound out of the instrument. Altogether, I presented the main material as the most important pieces in the speech. The introduction to my speech began with a question.
I delivered my informative speech on the Culper Spy Ring extemporaneously and used six pages of speaker notes to help keep my speech on track. I also arrived to class early as usual in order to set up the PowerPoint before class started. Another student agreed to record my speech, which was about twelve minutes long. With this speech, I continued to keep my tone more conversational in order to better keep the attention of the audience.
Self Reflection Essay for My Group Speech The topic for my group speech I helped give to the class on March 19th, 2018 was on Dissociative Identity Disorder or also known as DID. We explained the the history, how people are able to live with it, how symptoms can be recognized, you have to see a doctor to get diagnosed and the different types of treatment someone could get to treat DID. Before my group gave this speech I felt I was as prepared as I could be and was not all that nervous for my parts. I was really scared on how everyone else would present this speech because some people in my group did not get a lot of stuff done during our work times and did not seem to be ready. Some goals I set for myself before I gave this speech was to talk slow and fluently.
What I did to prepare for my informative speech was I would go through my speech in my head or just think about what I was going to say. Other things I did to prepare was I did all the required things like the outline and power point, I also did things like making note cards so when I went up there I knew what I wanted or needed to say. I felt a little nervous at first when I went up in front of the class, but as I started my nerves calmed down and then it became easy to just talk to everyone. I started to relax more and I didn’t worry about what I said as much and then I started to rely more on what I knew and I didn’t need my note cards as much.
Have you ever shown up at a job interview and not known what conversation starter to use? Ever had to make friendly conversation with an important client or colleague? Only to find you are confronted by that awkward pause while you desperately try to think of how to rescue the situation? Of course you have- we ALL have!