Informative Speech About My Personal Experience

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Presentation 1 The first assignment was to prepare an informative speech about our personal experience. The time limit set was 3 minutes. No additional visual or printed material was required. The presentation, unfortunately, was delivered via WebEx platform, and not personally to the audience, which in my opinion has some negative impact on my performance. Preparing the first speech During my first presentation I decided to tell the story about my experience with Cyprus – why I am in Cyprus right now and what happened that I am studying at University of Nicosia. I planned to start with my Erasmus Exchange application, my time at University of Cyprus and later application for Erasmus Traineeship at Home for Children organization. I wanted to talk also about my accident which…show more content…
In the end of my presentation I wanted to discuss briefly the impact of these events and decisions on my life and how they have changed me as a person. The biggest difficulty I had it was not the presentation itself, but its subject. I spent too much time on rethinking my ideas. I found it very hard to come up with an idea of something interesting, something that will keep my listeners attention, but at the same time will not be too personal or emotional. My very first impression was that it seemed to be impossible to give an informative speech about any personal experience. Like they were two different dimensions of communication continuum. What I understand as an informative speech is a delivery of specified and structured information about something particular to the public. My personal experience is definitely something I do not wish to share with the public. I was thinking also about my emotional engagement in the story. I did not want to talk about anything what will disturb me emotionally. This could have negative impact on the

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