(Attention Getter) How many of us have purposely avoided conversation with others? But why is it that we purposely avoid conversations with others?
(Thesis Statement) Well since I am giving the speech, my reason why I purposely avoided conversation with others is because I was afraid that I would make mistakes.
(Preview points 1-3)
Influenced by the Barrio Logan College Institute and soccer
As of today
When I was younger, I was told a lot of times that I talk too much and or too fast. And this would send my self esteem to very low levels and therefore, I did not want to talk with others because I felt that I did not speak correctly. My mom at times told me that I mumbled a lot. She advised me that I should practice talking with a pencil in my mouth. But of course, as a young child I did not listen because I looked and felt like an idiot with the pencil in my mouth. After awhile, my mom found a program located in Barrio Logan, named Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI). (Transition) After being interviewed, I got accepted into the program. …show more content…
On the days that we had workshops we would focus on behavior of teenagers. And in these workshop this is where I learned to conquer my fear of speaking. During the workshops we did multiple group activities that has helped me practice my communication mistakes such as talking too fast, mumbling, and stage fright. Though, it was not easy to step out of my comfort zone, I had to make mistakes in order to grow as a person. Soccer has also helped me a lot because it is a sport that involves communication. I made sure I communicated with my team appropriately with my voice. (Transition) Fortunately, these events have leaded me to positive consequences in my