Is there anyone here who has/had to take a speech class? I am confident in most other area's, but giving a speech in front of a room full of people............ I don't think I can do it. This is sad to say, but I dropped out of school once before just because of my fear of this class. Stupid huh... I can cath anyone and carry ona conversation lol, but I am afraid of speech class...
Anyone else feel like this?
Apr 3, '02
Usually you have to give an informative, demonstration, persuasive and a few others, I forget now. Try to do your speeches on something you already know about or are interested in. For example, I used to be a dental assistant, so I gave my demonstration speech on brushing and flossing properly & bought those really cheap toothbrushes & passed them out to everyone. <G> I gave my informative speech on the Muesum of Science & Industry in Chicago (I grew up there & have been there at least 20 times) I also had Comp 1 at the same time so I just rewrote my speech into a paper or a paper into a speech.
Also get a little recorder and practice over & over, even if you just have to read it the first few times. It will give you an idea of how long the speech is, usually there is something like 3, 5, & 7 minute speeches.
Here is a link that has a bunch of links for speech help.
Good luck, I made it you can too.
Last edit by StudentSandra on Apr 3, '02