Self-Critique of a Speech: Strawberry Banana Smoothie Speech I gave a speech about making a strawberry-banana smoothie. Overall, I feel as if I did a good job on this speech. It was an informative speech. Therefore, my goal was to teach people how to make a strawberry-banana smoothie. I feel like any person who saw the speech and the related demonstration would have been able to make a strawberry-banana smoothie. In addition, I feel like I kept the speech simple, so that someone could replicate the process at home without having to refer to notes or any written materials. My peer critiques agree with my self-assessment that the speech was good, overall, but highlighted an area for improvement.
The introduction & attention getter were complete but weren’t very engaging, which in my opinion was my speeches biggest flaw. My speech wasn’t one that as soon as you heard it you gave it your undivided because the importance of they topic in my opinion was very subjective. In my opinion the me employing a very loud, lively attention getter would’ve
Informative Speech Self-Evaluation Form 1. After re-watching your speech, do you think you clearly explained a complex idea so that a non-expert audience could understand it? Was this a topic that will help your audience in some way? Why or why not? How could you have done this even more effectively?
I went into detail how by listening to my speech, they could possibly help a family member or friend in the future. Finally, my preview of the main points did a great job of giving a roadmap into the rest of my speech. I went into each of my three main ideas and talked about what I would be examining within each of them. I made sure not to use any evidence too early or give too much away in the preview. I simply discussed what would be later covered in the coming minutes. An example, one of my points was government involvement. I previewed that I would be discussing the difference between how government at the local and national level affected access and how they differed.
(Q.2.) In comparison to my demonstration speech, I believe the introduction to my informative speech was much stronger, because I told a story instead of asking a question. My story allowed for my audience to have a mental picture of what I was talking about. How I related child development to my audience was much more effective in my informative speech than my demonstration speech. In my demonstration speech, not everyone raised their hand when I asked my question. In my informative speech, I related it to my audience by saying everyone has went through child development. I felt more confident in my informative speech because I practiced many times in front of my family and friends. I got marked points off for being too read-y in my demonstration speech, so for my informative speech I worked on not memorizing the whole thing. By not memorizing my informative speech I felt more confident while presenting.
Finally, one of the main aspects that could have used improvement would be the introduction. The attention getter was not as effective as I had hoped it would be. It didn’t seem to grab anybody’s attention so the speech was already off to a not so great start. While the main topics were introduced it could have been done more effectively instead of just listing of the three main topics. Also the thesis statement could have been more thought out with more information about my
Self Critique Paper What did you do well? My visual aid was the strongest part about my speech. I brought in the ingredients to make Tiramisu to show which brands I like to use for the recipe. I also prepared Tiramisu for the class as my hold interest technique. To relate the topic to the audience, I told them that they could make this recipe when they want to impress someone. My credibility was also convincing as I informed the class I had researched and compiled the best recipe. My introduction in general was concise and convinced the audience pay attention to the rest of my speech. I also thought my tone was conversational and not too formal.
This paper will discuss mine self-evaluation and do into detail about my first speech. My first speech takes place in front of my class and I have to tell a story of an experience that has happened to me. Telling a speech was a new experience for me and I
I had everything planned out precisely at the beginning of the week. I scheduled my audience and my location. An hour before the presentation, a number of my audience members were called away to investigate criminal cases that came up. In addition, the room that I had scheduled had to be occupied by other members of the office. Therefore, within an hour or so, I lost my venue and audience members. I scrambled to find another location and audience members. Due to these circumstances, I feel as if this speech was not my best performance. I felt rushed and lost my focus on the material that I have been working on intensely for this assignment. I do not feel as if I gave an adequate representation of the American Hero Marcus Luttrell. I could have spent hours talking about his story and his determination to survive dire
One of the things I noticed in my speech was how many times I looked at the screen. I didn’t realize how many times I looked at my prop until I watched myself on video. It was distracting and took away from what I was saying to my audience. Additionally, I feel like I could have improved speaking about the different experiments performed. I feel like they were rushed and I should have stuck to talking about only one or two experiments instead. With my time being rushed, I feel like I couldn’t explain as much of the experiments as I wanted to or as in depth. Lastly, I should have worked on the conclusion for my speech. I wasn’t able to come up with a good conclusion, so it felt as if I left some of the speech left hanging. I mentioned ethical issues performed in the experiments without actually going over it in the speech. Next time, I know I will come up with a solid ending and just wrapping up ideas I already went over in class. I know that for my persuasive speech, I will work on my eye contact, slowing down, and coming up with a solid ending.
Sam Ramezanli Class: Communication and Leadership Professor: Kathleen Cashman-Walter Date: October 6, 2014 Summary of “When the Scientist Presents” While a good presentation can deliver the insights of a topic and allows the audience to clearly understand a textual topic in a visual and more memorable way, a bad presentation can also make the audience more confused for even the things that they already know. Unlike how most people think, presentation is not all about the quality of the contents of the presentation but it greatly depends on aspects such as presenter’s confidence, quality of slides, and speaker’s methods and preparation for that particular topic. The most complicated and boring topics can seem so interesting by the audience,
What is…. And what could be? That is how a presentation can go depending on how you present your message. Using Steve Jobs and MLK (both known to history as being great speakers and motivators), Nancy Duarte showed that these men did not rely on some pre-written speech to dictate how their messages would come across. Establishing your point, acknowledging what is and what could be, and finally say why others should listen to what you have to say. It is also critical to make sure you are addressing the right audience. If you stick to a boring presentation, there is no clear vision for the future.
Another error of my writing process was not having a clear and specific thesis statement. I would often combined to many thoughts and ideas all in one sentence, which made it very difficult for readers to understand my main argument. For example, in my fourth essay about performance-enhancing drugs, my thesis “Athletes are constantly recognizable to the public eye; their actions can affect the children and adults for whom they serve as role models, which is why many athletes depend on the use of performance-enhancing drugs to better their performance,” was very vague and was not the main focal point of the essay which it should have been. In recent years prior, I never had any problems trying to convey my message or point. College was entirely a different league. My professor suggested that I read other research papers to better understand how my thesis should sound and be constructed. My professor then told me that I needed to add that explanation into the paragraph so the reader can understand exactly what I am trying to get across with
By being part of the Proposition for the topic of, “Schools All Year Round” was a challenging experience which allowed me to learn lots of new things, and improve on some other. In this reflection, I will be stating skills that I learned by doing this debate, skills that I
One of the hardest skills in communications, is creating a thoughtful and engaging speech that not only entertains, but informs the audience. In my opinion, I believe my informative speech about Overfishing was good, but not great. My organization, research, and rehearsal could have been much tighter and some details