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Personal and Public Speech Skills

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 02:25 AM
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Throughout life we express ourselves through words.   The way we present


ourselves through speech says a lot about our character.   The way one speaks to others


can jeopardize the amount of respect and trust others have for them.   From the way one


pronounces a word to their posture can affect the way an audience interprets what is being


said.   Personally, I am not confident with my speaking skills at this point.   I would like


my audience to fully comprehend the concepts or facts that I would present to them.   In


order to do so I must improve my speaking skills


I believe that a problem most people, including myself,   have when giving


speeches is facing an audience.   Just looking out to an audience of a mere ten could get


your knees knocking.   I know it is important not to let your audience know that you are


nervous because this could easily make them doubt what you are about to say.   It is


impossible to speak at ease without knowing what you are talking about.   I guess the only


way to ease this overwhelming anxiety when stepping up to the podium would be through


thorough preparation.  


Sometimes when we get up to the podium we feel that the spotlight upon us is just


so unbearable that we tend to rush through our speeches.   I know that this problem has


occurred for me many times.   The reason I end up doing this is because I cannot wait to


get back to my seat.   This is definitely a speech flaw that has to be touched up for me.


How can my audience comprehend a concept I am trying to get across to them if my


speech might as well be in a foreign language?   The whole point of a speech is to get a


message across to an audience or a group of people.   If you speed through a speech and


just mumble, you are not only wasting your own time but your audiences’ as well.  

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