For me public speaking is a form a communication. People communicate with one another everyday, many times a day. However, we do not always communicate with people in the form of public speaking. Public speaking is used more for as a platform; for instance, delivering speeches and giving presentations is a form of public speaking. Public speaking is a platform used to deliver messages. Not many people are exposed to this form of communication so when they have to do it, it becomes difficult for them. Normally, people are not used to speaking in front of large crowds, so this makes them uncomfortable. The art of public speaking is a useful skill, that everyone should posses.
In chapter one of The Art of Public Speaking , Lucas begins by talking about the power of public speaking he lists all the incredible people foreign and domestic who have spread there ideas and influences through the art of public speaking. Lucas uses a quote from the Greek leader Pericles ,”One who forms a judgement on any point but cannot explain” it clearly “ might as well never have thought at all on the subject” ( Lucas,2012,p.4) Lucas uses this point to clarify the fact that you have to know a lot about the subject you are speaking on to gain credibility. Later on in chapter one Lucas talks about developing confidence while speaking in front of a group of people . Lucas goes on to give statistics like public speaking is the number one fear for 40% of americans according to a 2001 Gallup Poll. After stating some statistics he begins to give some tips on how to gain confidence in public speaking. Lucas ends chapter one by discussing speaking in a multicultural world. America is the most diverse society on earth, therefore as cultural diversity increases speechmaking becomes more complex. the complexity comes from the differences in languages and meaning. Even basic messages are culturally based. Lucas is trying to convey that you have to be culturally aware when you are giving speeches to a large group of people. After reading chapter 1 of The Art of Public Speaking , I have came to the realization that preparing for a speech is more than doing research and planning out
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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So far, I have altered how meetings are conducted from last year so that the student administration has more control of communicating ideas to the members. Later in the year, I plan to incorporate additional volunteer opportunities and I want to have more group conversations with the members to hear their ideas and try to merge those ideas into positive changes that can be made. This leadership opportunity is starkly different from that of coordinating a 5k. Being the president of NHS has given me additional exposure to public speaking skills, decision making skills, proper ways to conduct meetings, and ways to present myself professionally. Despite their differences, these leadership opportunities have helped me advance myself in my journey to accomplish my goals. The skills I gained and refined from these opportunities will undoubtedly assist me when trying to procure grants, build connections, and become a research team leader.
Working in small groups is either welcomed with excitement by individuals or dreaded with apprehension. However, group work is a fact of life. Whether in a classroom setting or workforce collaborating within small groups are experiences many will interact at some point or regularly participate in. According to the 2010 third edition of the book A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking by Dan O’Hair, Hannah Rubenstein, and Rob Stewart, small groups can be defined as “a collection of between three and twenty people” (321). Small groups, though, are interesting in that while a small collection of people communication role is imperative to the success of the group, but also demonstrates individual’s behaviors when interacting. During small groups, they way in which the member communicates with each other illustrates how individuals perform by taking on specific roles as well as exposing their leadership style. During participation in group work, there is a set of expectations individuals hold for themselves as well as members of the group. Individuals will subconsciously take on a specific role as to how they will help the group achieve their goal, whether that be cohesively or disconnected. Subsequently, the recognition of these acquired roles provides an insight into the individual’s corresponding leadership style. Depending on roles and leaderships style group work can be a consistency of either individual challenging or complimenting one another.
On October 28th, 2015, Lone Star College of Kingwood hosted an event called the human library. It was held on campus for students who were interested to participate. The human library was created for students to gain knowledge of obstacles individuals experienced in life, such as living in the south as a black woman in the 1950’s, being homeless, and being a religion that is frowned upon in society. The purpose of the event is to teach students about other cultures, social classes, and hardship. The speakers inform our generation their own personal experience rather than information in a text book.
This paper will go over the three main goals I would like to achieve in my public speaking career. My first goal is to improve upon the structure of my speeches to ensure that the topics that I discuss are in an order that will make sense to the audience. My second main goal I have for improving my public speaking skills is to improve on my confidence before, during, and after my speech. Finally, my last goal is to raise my delivery skills when I am giving my speech to assure the audience that I am confident and that I am a credible person. Together, these goals will help improve my public speaking skills.
Although this is my first year becoming involved with the American Red Cross at Duke, I have experience in working with the Red Cross elsewhere. Throughout my high school career, I became incredibly active in my school’s Key Club. To provide background information, Key Club is an international youth service organization, providing students with opportunities to lead others and serve their community. The Key Club at my school organized blood drives several times each year through the American Red Cross. Students on the executive board of the club were tasked with recruiting volunteers to donate blood, running passes to students, and ensuring that the proper paperwork was completed on time. The
The Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual center was able to collaborate and bring a really amazing author. As everyone welcomed Phil Klay, my first impression was that he was a very funny guy and that his speech was going to be enjoyable. Klay started telling the story of when he was an 11-year-old boy who liked to read books, not any kind of book a child would usually read, but one that involved martyrs. Such books told the stories of people and how they were saved from death. However, he mentioned how “God turned his head” and some woman was killed. Later on, Klay mentions his experience with a Chaplin who was a father of 5 children and tried to keep kids alive during battle and was forced to apply morphine to make their death less painful.
Depending on the words you choose for a speech it can change the perspective of the audience. Make sure you choose wisely. You never know what you may accidently create it could be war or peace. You can still speak your mind but, you need to be careful how you present it. If there was a roomful of Catholic people you would not go into the room and mention how you hate God and that he or she is the worst thing to believe in. You should stick appropriate material for speech for the audience. You do not have to believe in God to present a speech to a group of Christians. It is a powerful statement when the book refers to “that all the threads of the tapestry are equal no matter what their color.” Page 37 The Public Speaking Playbook By Gamble.
The third chapter of a Pocket Guide to Public Speaking is about anxiety in relations to
In my 9th grade year, I joined Key Club, a volunteer organization I knew nothing about. As time progressed I made new friends thanks to Mrs. Healy and renowned Monica Moore. I later – alongside my new “mentor” Monica and Patrick Wright– began to do the announcements with them. My sophomore year, I was also in Key Club but this time, was the 2014-2015 historian and only sophomore on a cabinet of all seniors. I was actively involved in a variety of clubs and groups: class president,
For the past six months, I became an active member as well as the senior support counselor at a non-profit organization called Spirit Club. The program focuses on enhancing its members’ gait, strength, agility, flexibility, stability, and cardiovascular endurance. As a senior support counselor, my goal is to educate, support, and motivate individuals with special needs to perform assigned exercises by their personal trainers. In addition, I volunteered for Keng Foundation in my hometown, Bafut, Cameroon as a Health Program Coordinator. I educated people in my community with low socioeconomic status on health care. I also implemented prevention strategies against STD's and HIV AIDS. The extracurricular activities have helped me improve my leadership skills as I have became a more organized, proactive, enthusiastic, and a good team worker. This will allow me to further showcase my talents and build a sustainable rapport with my
Coming from Cuba has exposed me to the difficulties people undergo daily due to economic circumstances. Globally, countless individuals live in grievous conditions. This is why, since high school and throughout college, I have been involved in several clubs, specialized in my career choice as well as in helping the community. A few of them include Pre-nursing and Physician Assistant Club, Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa. These clubs offered me the opportunity of assisting diverse people while acquiring leadership skills and teamwork strategies. For instance, one of the most astonishing experiences was volunteering at the Women’s Breast and Heart Initiative. This organization made me a mediator in the approach of saving lives