Self-Evaluation Speaking is one of the hardest thing for me to do, especially public speaking. From the Canons, ethos is partially difficult to express. I am person who has problem expressing to others. The “I believe” speech was no different; before giving my speech, I knew ethos was no my strong suit and needed to be work on. However, this speech differed from others as the speech was more personal and it focused on what I value and believe in. This helped me create a greater character to express to the audience. As I was wearing a suit, my speech was a bit credible and convincing for me and for the public. The audience could see what I was talking about just by looking at me. After giving my speech, I think my ethos might have increased a little. This speech showed me what to do and not to do in the manner of engaging my audience with my ethos. I believe my ethos has started to change because of the speech. As I presented, I believe the audience was a bit confused. It could have been the insufficient production of air due to exhaustion. This led me to be a bit out of tune with the public. Some of the audience might have been lost due to my speech volume. Physically, one should be able to portray the voices across the room with ease. However, it was impossible for me to do as I lack the physical potential to do so. If given …show more content…
I dressed for the speech and illustrated the public about my speech. The relation to my attire and speech should have been clear with no explanation. I supported my topic with a background story and with a quote. This helped emphasize my belief. I wish I had a bit of time to memorize my outline and speech completely. Reading from cards helped but was inappropriate to read directly from them. The way I prepared for my speech included the repetition of my speech while timing myself. I tried to practice my speech in front of a mirror in order to look at myself while
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I did notice one of my biggest weakness, which is the pace of my speech was slightly faster than it needed to be, and I felt that the slides were rushed in some places. This eventually must have forced the audience to lose track of some concepts or misunderstand my point of view at some places. Due to added anxiety, and the fast rate in speech I noticed subtle mistakes in my speech delivery; such as the mispronunciation of some words, jumped ahead of presentation ideas and even worse, there was some unnecessary stuttering involved, which made me uncomfortable and distracted me from the main points. I did notice few vocal fillers were there, and I think I could have used my in-speech citation a little better, as I felt that they were quiet off with slides and made the transition process somewhat awkward, for me to
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.
During the speech, I was also a good speaker in many ways. I had a good voice projection, my hand moment was consistent, I was always facing the audience and held eye contact, and had facial expressions to emphasize the importance of a topic. Right off the bat when I was explaining my citation saying According to the U.S Census Bureau “there are alone 5.7% Asian’s in the United States,” I was pointing my hands to make sure everyone was paying attention to the numbers. Another thing I did well during the speech was, that I kept eye contact with everyone during the speech
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.
I think I did a good job presenting my ethos through my speech story. I convince my audience with my credibility through my speech and the way how talk throughout the speech. For example, throughout my whole speech, I shown my hands and did not hide my hands. By keeping my hands in plain view, it shows my audience nonverbally that I can be trusted. The volume of my voice was at a normal speaking tone and was not too low. Most of my audience was able to hear me and listen to me very clearly. I also presented myself with confidence and gave off the impression that I was prepared. For example, I had a smile and had constant eye contact with my audience throughout my speech. There was certain things that I was doing that was ineffective while I was talking. Throughout my speech, I kept saying um and was pausing at times. I did not realize how much I was saying and doing these actions. These actions are something I need to work on more when I present my public communication to my audience
- What I did well during my speech was looking at my audience. I was always facing my audience and have a quick view to my PowerPoint. I believe I did well on these aspects because I wasn’t like the other students always looking at the PowerPoint and not even facing the audience. I know this is a public speaking class and the point is to talk to our audience while facing them.
The way you present a speech has a monumental effect on the way your audience will understand it. The tone of your voice, your body language, the words you say, and it all happens on how you feel about the subject you writing, or speaking. Your speech is centered on your point of view, your perspective of the subject you are learning about. You can feel delighted, disgust, furious, mournful, any emotion can become a part of you speech.
As this semester has begun, and I have begun to adjust to this course’s requirements, expectations, and goals I have found myself taking more risks and challenging my prior writing style. I’ve been a little apprehensive with my writing style this semester and feel that at times I may be missing the entire ideas of the topic. Although I do the work and get a good grade, I always feel uncertain before posting a blog or turning in my final assignment. Although the entire courses topic is nothing foreign to me it has become a challenge for me to write about.
After completing the speech, I thought I did good in some area and can improve other. While giving this speech I was able to focus on my topic and utilize given time. I thought I won’t be able to stand in front of the class and speak for that long, but I went over the time limit. I’m sure I was able to explain the subject matter and entertain audiences. I also believe I speak with a voice that is able to reach all audiences.
Not putting the time when it can to going over my outline and rehearsal made it difficult to communicate towards my audience. Even though I my audience provided positive feedback I still feel that it could have been better. I did have verbal clutter and I also didn’t use hand jesters as a part of my communication. In addition to my second speech, I felt that I got lost for a little bit even though I manage to pull myself together. I feel now, this could have easily been fixed if I had the time to practice my
For the informative speech, my group presented the issue of the Emerald Ash Borer. In my speech, I presented the positions of the University of Maine and Forestry Department. These were the two major positions in the speech. For my speech, I did stumble a lot, however, it was hidden by the short pauses I made throughout the speech. Also, I need better eye contact throughout the speech. My speech primarily appealed to ethos and logos, citing specific examples and presenting long qualifications.
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