Public Speaking Reflection

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At the beginning of the semester when I first began with the course named ‘Business and Professional Communications’ I will not deny that I was very anxious and terrified due to the fact that I didn’t know what public speaking was about. The only thing that I knew is that I had to give 3 presentations in front of the class and that made me feel too stressed. Until last semester if someone asked me: Can you give a public speech? I would answer: No way! I had in mind that you born with this ‘ability’. Either you have it or not. I didn’t know how important it is to know how to give a public speech. After this class I understood that knowing how to give a public speech is very important because all of us at some point of our lives will be in that position and we need to be prepared or at least know some basic things about giving a speech. With this course, I have learned that with practice, everything is possible. No one is perfect for giving public speeches, but you can be better and better if you practice a lot. Each student in my class had to give three types of presentations, an impromptu speech, an informative speech and the most challenging the persuasive speech which was a group assignment. Section One – You as an audience member If I had been a member of my audience I think I would have enjoyed listening to me especially in my informative and persuasive speech. I was very well prepared and know what I was talking about. I spent a lot of time for both assignments and I
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