There’s only been one time in my life where I remember not getting nervous to speak in front of an audience. That time was when I was five years old saying an Easter speech in church. I believe the reason that I wasn’t nervous is because minutes prior to me going up, I had been asleep. Other times for me were a lot different. Speech anxiety was a major player every time. The first speech was in a leadership course for the military, and the speech was supposed to be about your job. I knew a little about my job at the time, but I was so nervous that I went blank for the majority of the speech. The instructor’s feedback was that I had a very lulling voice and that stuck with me for a long time. There were other instances where I briefed co-workers and leadership would say that I had done a good job, but I felt like it was what they had to say. During another leadership course, again for the military, I spoke loud and clear so that I was heard. That was an effect from the lulling voice comment. The feedback given was that I was
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- Fall '19
- Samuel L. Jackson