Speech class has taught me numerous things about public speaking. I now even know that the ways we speak are called different styles. Class has been really fun, gave me a good experience and let me interact with my classmates. When signing up to take the course, I had no idea that I would have to stand and deliver speeches in front of other students. I expected everything would be through video since it was a web course and when I found out, I did get really scared. I did improve my public speaking by the end of the course and showed it in my final speech.
As a public speaker, I think I have changed a great deal. At first I didnâ€™t even know how I would be able to go up in front of people and talk without stuttering and getting to nervous. The demonstration speech was our second speech needing to be presented in front of the class. I wasnâ€™t comfortable and was very nervous. Even though I knew my demonstration completely, I forgot parts and rushed through my presentation just to get off stage. This led to my time being too short and not what I was expecting from myself. I showed my decreased nerves by deciding to present my film review speech at the school. During our course, I have also changed because in the beginning speeches, I relied on my note cards to much. The informative speech showed this because I had limited eye contact and looked at my note cards like I had no idea of any of my information. This changed in the persuasive speech because I was so confident in my topic; I rarely looked or needed them.
I have many strengths but they didnâ€™t show completely. My biggest strength that I did show would have been the ability to project my voice. Each of my speeches, especially my persuasive speech, my voice was loud and clear. No one had trouble understanding or hearing my information because each time I had always seen that my audience was nodding their heads. I think another strength would the content of the information in my...