Kylee’s overall delivery was okay to me. She has some problems in her delivery when she delivered her speech. Her volume was good I guess, but I’m not so sure since this is a video and not a face-to-face experience. However, she has to work on her rate. She was going way to quickly through out her speech. She has a lot of useful information, but it was a little hard to for the information in sink. Kylee very needs to pause more, just to allow the audience sink in the information. The articulation was fine. The vocal variety was okay, but I would to hear it a bit in a conversation way. Kylee do not make that much eye contact, in fact all she did was do quick glances and not that much too. She relied on her cards a lot, telling me that she is not that familiar with her material and didn’t practice that much. Kylee have to learn to rely on her cards less and make more eye contact. Her body position was okay,
I fear that since I am timid I will not succeed in the class. Since I am not great at public speaking, I am afraid that I will be graded negatively. I can think of many weaknesses that I acquire in public speaking, however not many strengths. My weaknesses include; nervousness, making eye contact, and projecting my voice. Before, during, and after my presentation I get nervous. My heart begins to race, my palms get sweaty, and I forget what I have to say. One thing I really struggle with is making and maintain eye contact, because I tend to look down a lot while presenting. I have a low quiet voice so often times when I present I do not project my voice very well. I need to work on this because while I am presenting the people towards the back cannot hear me very well. Even though I have all these weaknesses and things I need to work on, I still push myself to be better. I put effort and time when I have to present, because public speaking does not come naturally to me. One of the few things I do well is organize my thoughts and idea well. Overall I am very organized so I am able to organize my presentation in an outstanding
Social anxiety is the excessive fear of social situations, which stems from a fear of negative evaluation.
Social anxiety is defined by the social anxiety institute as “the fear of being judged and evaluaded negatively by other people.”. The disorder is not just simply feeling uncomfortable in certain social situations, which is fairly common.This disorder could easily be misused to describe shyness or the actions of someone who’s an introvert. Shyness does not affect someone’s life the same way social anxiety does. Social anxiety is actually extreme social phobia and could ultimately ruin someone's life. When people suffer from this disorder, they may not even be able to do something as simple as going to the grocery store because they are so fearful of what others think of them. About 15 million Americans suffer from social anxiety. This disorder
This really helped me to find my confidence and taught me how to get rid of the nerves that comes with public speaking. There is always room to improve and through the speech classes I took throughout high school I feel like I improved in my speaking skills. One of my strengths is being good at preparation. Preparation is a very important factor in making a good speech. Knowing your audience, your topic, and knowing how to organize a speech properly is something I find to be a strength. Another strength of mine that I previously stated is knowing how to get through any nerves that I have. My weaknesses of public speaking include my newly developed stutter, talking too fast, and not speaking super clearly. With speeches I am much better at putting the speech together rather than actually giving
I thought this class would be easier than it ended up being. You warned us of this on the first day of class, and you were certainly right. Fortunately, this resulted in me actually improving my public speaking skills, which I will certainly need as I go through my career. Most of the public speaking I’d done before this class involved one-on-one, pitch style speaking. This one done at robotics competitions trying to present our project to judges. While this was certainly useful experience, it was very on the fly. It did not prepare me for this class I well as I thought it would. The class succeeded at its goal of making me improve my public speaking skills, and this improvement happened in three main areas; my engagement with the audience, my anxiety, and my understanding of an outline. Given these improvements, I feel much better prepared to handle public speaking experiences I will have in the future.
Also, there were some difficulties that came about during my speech, one of those difficulties being inadequate direct eye contact. During the length of the speech there were not many time where I looked up and talked directly to my classmates. Something I could have done better to improve this would be to practice even more to ensure that I wouldn’t need to look at my notecards and slides as often. I also could have practiced when to look up and have a successful glance at my audience to have improved eye contact.
The speaker made direct eye contact at all times unless his head was moving to place emphasis on what he was saying. Further, the speaker spoke loud enough to be heard and did not require me to turn my volume up super high while struggling to hear him. Additionally, the speaker utilized a good pace. He moved slow enough for me to comprehend everything he was telling me but fast enough so that I did not get bored and distracted. Finally, the speaker alternated his pitch throughout the speech which kept my attention. Overall, besides the previously addressed issues, the delivery of the speech was great! I would, however, suggest having more time of the speech spent face to face with the speaker for a more powerful speech.
I believe it flowed nicely and I successfully presented it in an extemporaneous fashion. I rehearsed numerous times and removed certain material to achieve an acceptable time. The last few times I rehearsed the time was just over six minutes while the real deal put me at seven minutes and forty-five seconds. The video revealed extra material that I ad-libbed. I knew what to say, I practiced it but still found myself adding material when it wasn’t necessary. One would think that would add an insignificant amount of time, but in combination with that, the glancing at my notes, and pauses, it did and put me over the time limit. I believe more practice will improve future
Public speaking is a fear faced by over 75% of the Earth’s population. In fact, 5.3 million of Americans today face social phobia and speech anxiety. Commonly referred to as “glossophobia”, speech anxiety is fear people face when delivering speeches and/or lectures to large audiences. The article, “Conquer Fear of Public Speaking through Emotional Intelligence”, written by Gleb Tsipursky, provides people with expert advice on how to conquer their speech anxiety. As someone who presents ideas and projects on a daily basis, I have started to conquer my speech anxiety. When I first moved to Hillsborough in 2013, I was petrified when delivering my student council speech. No one knew me, and I only had a scant amount of friends. I patently remember being extremely
I can sympathize with the man in the video because I have had this happen to me before except I kept speaking and didn’t stop. When I watch this video I can feel how embarrassed and awkward the man is getting. When it comes down to making speeches I have apprehension, my words start to slur a little but you probably wouldn’t know until I told you. Because, it all happens in the inside my heart races really fast and it feels like I can hear everyone’s thoughts in my head. One thing from the video I would like to use for my communication skills is to focus less on the audience and deliver my information to
To begin with, social anxiety is clearly shown in those who are addicted to the screen. Jeffery Green on NaturalBlaze.com states "By not developing the ability to interact with others face-to-face, future adult relationships for the children will be impeded. Employment, romance, friendships and simple social etiquette will be limited and awkward if a child never develops normal social skills." The statement is blunt and it deserves to be, social do affect our everyday lives, like "Employment, romance, friendships and simple social etiquette...". Without social skills life will be much more challenging, they cant get jobs as easily, they don't marry (a problem that is happening in Japan), and the lack of social etiquette will make them seem like "they are out of their minds".
The informative speech that I presented on Friday, which was about how to make gingerbread cookies went better that I though. I succeed in some aspects of the speech in others not. I still have couple points that I need to improve for my next speech and I hope I do much better than I did. The aspects I effectively accomplished in my speech were; good organization, good preparation, appropriate tone of voice and good eye contacts. The weakness points that I need to improve or perfect are the anxiety that I had, the topic of my speech and my body language.
Immediately after finishing the informative speech I tried to think about any mistakes I may have made, and suddenly my mind went blank. It wasn't that I thought the speech was perfect, but I realized how little attention I paid to my mannerisms for this presentation. After watching the video, I feel I did much better on staying focused throughout the speech, but I also seemed to pick up some new quirks in my voice and body language. Thus, my extra practice did pay off, but I still have a list of things to work on.
Your chest is tight and you feel like you’re on fire. Your chest is tight ant you’re burning up. The flash cards in your hands are crumpled from you squeezing them obsessively. You look up and see dozens of eyes staring at you, waiting expectantly. Taking a deep breath, you stumble through the speech. When it’s finally over, you practically run back to your seat, cheeks flaming bright red. You slump down, already dreading the next time you’ll have to deal with your upmost fear: public speaking.