Final Exam.docx - Essay 1 To be a good public speaker there are some areas that I can continue to improve on that would help me achieve becoming a

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Essay 1: To be a good public speaker, there are some areas that I can continue to improve on that would help me achieve becoming a better public speaker. The areas are controlling nervousness, better balance of memorization and free talking, better of visual and audio aids, and structuring of speeches. The first area I can improve on in controlling my nerves. At the beginning of Communications 107 my voice was shaking, I was fidgeting with things with hands, swaying my body, and reading straight off my paper while I was giving speeches in class. I got better with these things by the end of the class. During the class semester I worked on having a stronger voice, and not reading directly off of my outline paper. I improved on these things with the help of this class but there are still areas I need to continue to improve on. My speaking voice is fine now but I still sway my body, fidget with things, and I stopped reading directly from my outline but I transitioned to reading off my power point which is also not good to do. The second area that I can continue to work on is the balance of memorization and free speaking. At the beginning of class I was trying to memorize my speeches so that I wouldn’t be readings directly from my outline. It then got to the point though where I sounded too rehearsed and was forgetting important lines, so I tried to free speak. This went a little better. But again I was missing important information. I need to work on memorizing important information while free speaking the rest so I don’t sound too rehearsed. The third area I can continue to improve on is using visual and audio aids better. For most of my speeches that I gave in class, I used a power point that I showed while I was talking. This was supposed to act as a visual aid, but I ended up not even putting pictures on it most of the
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time. I would put bullet points of important information and that caused me to read off my power
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