After watching the speech that I had given on Kurt Cobain, I realized that my biggest problem is that I don’t stand still. I don’t really pace, but I sort of rock back and forth slowly from side to side. I’m sure that is distracting to most everyone who watches me speak. I also have a tendency to talk with my hands. I know that you ” re not supposed to do that, but I don’t it as being a huge problem simply because that is how I help express myself (and I’m not even Italian).
I feel that I speak at a superior rate and the tone of my voice is near perfect. After watching the tape, it didn’t seem as if I was rushing at all, and I spoke very loud and clear. I was able to understand every word that came out of my mouth. The biggest problem that I have when I listen to other people give speeches is the level of volume that they talk with. Half of the time, I can’t understand what they are saying at all. This might come down to a confidence problem, or a lack of knowledge on the subject matter.
I feel that it was apparent to everyone in the room who listened to me that I knew what I was talking about. Yes, I realize that knowing all about the life and death of Kurt Cobain isn’t exactly the same as studying astrophysics, but I still knew what I was doing nonetheless. The material that I provided in my speech was adequate. I was easy to understand, and most anyone would have been able to learn from what I had to say.
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I gave a general overview of his life without regurgitating an endless number of facts. That is the key right there. I felt that I was interesting enough in my delivery to keep the average listener from being bored. Earlier, I mentioned that my movements can be distracting. Sometimes I feel that they just convey the energy with which I speak, making the overall performance less boring. I was the last person in class to speak, and I know that’s never a good thing.
By that point, the class is usually bored, and wanting to go home. I tried my best to maintain their attention, I feel as though I succeeded. I feel that playing the guitar at the end of speech helped (after all, no one else played an instrument) and even though it was not the best song (not to mention my guitar was out of tune), it was still a bonus. It gave the audience a clearer idea of who Kurt Cobain was and what his music was about. Although there was no actual conclusion to my speech, the idea behind my informative speech was to set up my persuasive speech.
I feel as though no one would really care if Kurt Cobain was murdered or not if they didn’t know who he was. One flaw that I felt my speech had was that I didn’t go into deeper detail when explaining how his body was found and the circumstances surrounding his death. I plan on going into great detail the circumstances of his death in my next speech, so I believe that it was probably good that I didn’t do it here, or else I would end up repeating a lot of what I would be saying. I’m not sure if going over my time constraints is good or bad.
I always felt that it was good as long as the person speaking wasn’t fumbling and bumbling on and on. If the delivery is good, than going over your time constraints should show that you have more information and a deeper knowledge of your subject than someone who barely makes time. I guess it just depends on your view. If it is a good thing, than I succeeded because my speech was around ten minutes long. If it isn’t a good thing, then whoops. It seemed to me that I was doing well, so why stop short? There is that old saying that “if you ” ve got it, flaunt it.” I felt that I had enough interesting information, so I kept it going.
Of course I could be totally wrong and you guys could have been bored as hell and I wouldn’t notice the difference. In conclusion, I would like to say that generally I felt that I did very well. If it weren’t for my strange body movements, then I felt it would have been pretty darn perfect. However, since I did do a lot of unnecessary moving, I would have to give myself a B+. Maybe that’s a bit generous, but hey! I enjoyed watching my speech, so why would no one else like it?
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