¶ … speech, and I believe that this effort largely paid off. I began by thoroughly researching my topic on the internet. After going to a few search engines to get some ideas, I then got some reputable scholarly articles to reinforce what I had learned. After I had done the bulk of my research, I then prepared a formal outline for the speech -- this way I was able to ensure that I discussed all of the topics that I intended to. The outline was extremely useful for the actual writing of the speech, which consisted of my talking about the various points outlined by using the information I researched. Lastly, I performed the speech in the mirror several times and even before family members. The execution of my speech was fairly decent. I was extremely nervous and experienced "stage fright" (Grassi 21), yet tried not to show it. I believe that I was well prepared and that the content of my speech was good.
The peer evaluations I received were certainly acceptable, and some of them were better than I thought that they would...
One of the things that truly stood out about the feedback I received was that people were for the most part honest -- some were a little more honest than I would have preferred, but it is good that I still got the truth. Another noticeable aspect about the feedback I received was that people generally framed their constructive criticism in a way that was non-offensive and useful. Although this was just a school assignment, I can be sensitive about things that I put effort into. I certainly put effort in this speech, and was glad that no one outright derided my presentation. Most of my classmates seemed to get some valuable information from it, or at least learned a few things of which they were not previously aware.
3. There were numerous things that I saw my classmates do well in their speeches. There were more than a few of them who were able to maintain eye contact with the audience for a substantial amount of time. I think that doing so is a way to maintain the engagement (Kingsley and Baker 23) that the speaker is attempting to cultivate with his or her audience. Additionally, there were also a few speakers who only glanced at their notecards or their papers in…
Proposals for action "must first convince the audience that a problem exists and make the audience want action. Often, these arguments consider ethical situations: if the situation is wrong, then the solution must make it right" ("Writing Tip #21). Alexander identifies his men as the cause of being able to claim so many cities; "through your courage and endurance you have gained possession of Ionia, the Hellespont, both Phrygias,
Speech to the Young. Speech to the Progress-Toward. Say to them, say to the down-keepers, the sun-slappers, the self-soilers, the harmony-hushers, "even if you are not ready for day it cannot always be night." You will be right. For that is the hard home-run. Live not for battles won. Live not for the-end-of-the-song. Live in the along. In the 1940s and 1950s, Gwendolin Brooks was one of the few black poets and writers to become part of the white literary
Tips for Teaching or Working with a Child that has Childhood Apraxia of Speech According to Gretz (2005), research into effective methods for providing treatment to children with Apraxia is inadequate but in the professional literature a variety of techniques illustrated, including PROMPT method, Integral Stimulation, Adapted Cueing, Touch Cue, Melodic Intonation Therapy, Rate Control Therapy, etc., even though these therapeutic methods varies to some extent, they have shared characteristics that
Speech Evaluation The presentation I saw on the "No Child Left Behind" law was a well-organized speech that communicated its points well. The speaker appeared to give thought to her appearance. She wore a suit. It was not a severe business suit, such as the kind of fabric a man's suit might be made out of. Instead the suit was a nubby fabric that might have been linen or silk, in a
Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens' "Cornerstone Speech" The Civil War was by far the most costly war in terms of human life ever fought by the United States, and the events that precipitated this conflict on U.S. soil included the succession of seven Southern states by March 1861 to form the Confederate States of America. With President Jefferson Davis leading the way, his vice president, Alexander Stephens, delivered a speech
Speech by a Teacher Teachers in public schools are not permitted to invoke specific Biblical theories, parables, or otherwise invoke the word of God -- either denominationally or generally -- in their classes. The constitutionally imposed rule -- separation of church and state -- is widely considered appropriate and important to the American democracy within the secular and legal community. Moreover, the rules of public schools make it clear that it