Accomplishing My First Speech

Topics: Fear, Anxiety, Public speaker Pages: 3 (873 words) Published: December 9, 2012
Ryan Sheopersad Speech 100 – 153 Spring 2012 ACCOMPLISHING MY FIRST SPEECH Post Speech Analysis - Draft # 1

When I picture a person giving a speech, I imagine someone confident, alert, standing with good posture, completely in control of their audience. I visualize a person standing behind a podium well dressed, and excited to deliver their material. For me my first intro speech was about conveying the image of what I felt a public speaker should be. How they stand, how they speak, and how they interact with their audience. Public speaking is one of the most fearful, intimidating, nerve racking thing most people will ever do. Public speaking is around us all the time, wither that's the president speaking, someone giving an acceptance speech at an award ceremony or just a debate in class. Seeing people get up and do it, makes it seem quite easy. My experiences and skills have taught me that it takes a lot to do so little in a set amount of time. Growing up a quite boy, just reading aloud in class would scare the day lights out of me. The fear of messing up the words, my projection, and even the fear of being laughed at because of my voice. Today I'm a different, mature, young adult very different from the young boy I was. My experiences through life, has given me the confidence and strength to look pass my fears and just relax and do it. I've worked in many customer service jobs like being a telemarketer and working in hospitality. Also teaching people how to design jewelry and even in the performing arts. These jobs have challenged me as a person, forcing me to gain the skills necessary to achieve them. They were not public speaking positions in particular , but they have helped me overcome fear, build confidence, self-esteem

and learn how to approach and deal with people. So in the end these positions have shown me the robes necessary to speak in public. Both writing and speaking are two different arenas. Something I've learned from others as well as...
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