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Journal 1 1) Public Speaking is more than just giving oral presentations, it’s also about the preparation that goes into an oral presentation. In order to get a message across, the message has to be relevant to your audience, has to be accurate, which means a great deal of research is required, and the presenter needs to be confident in what they’re saying. 2) Dananjaya Hettiarachchi’s video “spoke” to me, he was well prepared as he had to be with a lengthy memorized piece, he used personal experiences to support his points, which made his more relatable, and the variations in his tone and volume kept the audience interested, as well as allowing provoking emotion. 3) Two competencies I would like to work on this semester are closure in conclusion and clear and vivid language. Currently, these competencies will help me summarize the points I’ve
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