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Unformatted text preview: Padraic OBrien Fundamentals of Oral Communication Eric Eberhardt 5/5/08 Persuasive Speech Self-Critique I think it is safe to say that my public speaking skills have developed and greatly improved over the course of this semester, mainly on account of this class. I really believe that my recent presentation of my persuasive speech was a great demonstration of personal development in this area. This development and improvement was accurately represented with the reviewing of my speech with and without volume. I cannot say that my speech was perfect, or even worthy of praise, but I am definitely satisfied with the work put into it and my overall performance. The first time I watched my speech, I did so with absolutely no volume. One of the most noticeable characteristics of this speech was the fact that I spent more time with my attention focused on my note cards than my audience. Even with the lack of eye contact, I believe that I still did a better job of addressing the audience than in my previous presentations, and I did a...
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- Spring '08