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Final Speech: Final Reflection On Public Speaking

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Final Reflection Paper – Public Speaking There is no question that after giving about four speeches, I have become a much better overall public speaker. In the beginning of the semester, I would tend to get nervous during some of my speeches and consequently the delivery of my speech would be greatly affected. If I had made a mistake, my level of nervousness would drastically increase and I wouldn’t know how to correct it. Although today I have improved on these aspects. Normally in order to control my nerves I try to think as positively as possible. This is critical because when I start to think even a little bit negatively then I severely hurt my chances of giving a good speech. Instead today, my main priority is to stay very confident and tell myself that I’m going to perform fine.
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I have learned to project my voice better, while maintaining a firm position. These things have help me focus more on giving the speech than worrying about myself. I still need to work on calming myself down during my speech. I will be able to do this by collecting my thoughts beforehand and remind myself that I know my topic. I am giving the speech to let people know what I know about my topic.
It has become easier to understand the nonverbal messages that people are sending during their speeches. I notice how the people moves their body to what they are saying and determine what they might mean. It also helps with learning how they feel about their topic and how to relate to it. There a lot of nonverbal messages that might be hard to understand if the person is using a different emotion then what their body is telling us. I must have an open mind during the speech to better improve my chance to understand their nonverbal messages and the speech as a
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