public speaking has always been a little part of my life because of my mom’s occupation. She runs a dance school and also puts on occasional theatrical plays that I sometimes introduce to the auditorium before the play begins. While I wasn’t necessarily scared to speak in front of people, I never quite knew what exactly I had to say in order to get the auditorium intrigued.
This course has helped me to acquire the knowledge I wanted to have so that I can compose better organized speeches which will definitely give me more confidence and assuredness in my future cases of public speaking.
During this course I have learned a lot of things about public speaking, but there was one thing that seemed most interesting to me:
“We “see” a speech more than we “hear” a speech” – is a true statement. The way you control your body always attracts attention in everyday life and it plays a big part in creating the first impression. body language is important to use in public speaking because it helps your words to express the idea that you are presenting, better. In my opinion, gesticulations and face expressions are the most important features of the body language because they are the ones that people pay attention to more than anything else.
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While it is helpful to know the rules and tricks of public speaking, it is also important to know your audience. I’ve found out that knowing who your audience is, helps you better to compose your speeches.
I consider Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech a good example of why knowing your audience is a good thing. During the period of time when he gave that speech, the black society of the United States were on the verge of turning over the system. They wanted better conditions for themselves and they were willing to fight for it. It seems that Martin L. King knew exactly how they felt and he used that knowledge in his speech. His speaking showed how body language and the tone of voice along with knowing who exactly his audience was, can affect and persuade people to do what has to be done.
I have particularly liked the fact that this course places an emphasis on learning through experience. While knowing theory and techniques, and such, can help you create better speeches, I’ve found it very useful to be able to actually do it in class. The reason for that is that other students’ feedback helped me see and understand the mistakes that I’ve made during my presentations.
Overall, I’ve found this course worth taking because it teaches you the principles of public speaking that not only help me to prepare a speech but also help me to express my ideas in everyday life.
In conclusion I would like that say that while success comes with hard work and persistence, it is my belief that communication skills are one of the most important skills that bring that success closer to reality, because it is communication that does the work most of the time.