Critique on Informative Speech
First off I would like to say that I think I did a much better job on my Informative speech than my Symbol speech. There are things that I did well on my informative speech that I am proud of, things I’m not, and things I can change and improve on for my next speech.
One thing that I felt like I did really well on is having knowledge on my subject. I knew what I wanted to say and clearly explained my points. Every sub-point had significant details that related to the main point that I was trying to make in that context.
The second thing that I believe I did well on was the fact that my speech was very well organized. The flow of my paper had to go a certain way; otherwise it would not have been as good. I feel like that’s an aspect that I am very good at. The construction of my speeches can be compared to an amazing architect who builds cathedrals.
The last thing that I felt I really did well on was my attention catcher. I felt like it was very unique because everybody can pull up a statistic for an attention catcher, but I wanted to do something different instead of the boring old statistic or question for people to raise their hands to.
Now with all the good that I did, there has to be somewhere where I messed up. I believe that the main problem I have is fidgeting with my hands. I am a hands-on learner so I have to constantly do something with my hands. While l was doing my speech, my hands were all over the place. I was touching the board, scratching my head and neck, and sometimes for long periods of time.
The second thing that I feel was a bad aspect of my speech is reading my paper. For the most part I don’t think I was reading off of it that much, but at points I forgot where I was at. I had to look at my paper and remember where I left off.
The third negative aspect of my speech was eye contact with the crowd. I didn’t really look anybody in the eyes. It might have...