The new course knowledge I used was mostly related to using note cards. I’ve never been a consistent user of note cards; I prefer having my hands free when I speak. I tried to use them to outline my speech. I made notes about the different topics I wanted to cover, and under those topics I listed certain facts that might be hard to memorize.
I think the best part about my speech was my introduction. When I was practicing at home I kept picturing myself as a host of a TV dating show. I was still trying to come up with an attention grabbing opener, so I thought I’d try to work that joke in. I got a few laughs, so I consider that a success. I just need to work on my timing and delivery now.
The area I need the most improvement in is time management and slowing down how fast I speak. I new I was close to the three minute requirement when I practiced at home and I knew I needed to slow down my speech. Next time I present I will try and slow down. Having more information to talk about will also help to fill the time requirements.