Speech 2 Eval - Dr Steele Rhetoric A w HSF Due Speech#2...

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Dr. Steele Rhetoric A w/ HSF Due November 10, 2010 Speech #2 Evaluation Giving this second speech was a lot less stressful than the first one, but it was still fairly nerve-wracking. The fact that we were able to choose our own topic of something that was well- known to us made presenting easier. I felt I was more passionate and knew what I wanted to say because I have actually experienced it first-hand. Overall, I felt more comfortable standing in front of the class and the camera. Of course, there are still many things that need improvement. Judging from the feedback of the peer evaluations, I need to be more assertive and have more self-confidence. When I speak, I notice that I do not like to make definite statements that could be controversial and that I take back my point to a small degree. For the future, I need to be more adamant in my arguments to declare my position on the issue. The reason for making a speech is to share thoughts and ideas, even if they are divisive.
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Unformatted text preview: Another aspect I need to work on is my transitions throughout the speech. They help build the structure and make it easier for an audience to comprehend and not be confused. Also, the transitions between my examples and my thesis were not very perceptible; I could have connected the two together more seamlessly. Several classmates suggested I insert the phrase “in conclusion” to signify that the speech is coming to an end. A positive about the delivery of my speech was my eye-contact and well usage of the space. Since there was just so much open floor between me and my audience, I felt obligated to walk around a little bit to eliminate the awkwardness of the large distance. Some constructive feedback was that I need to project my voice more, speak more clearly, and maybe also slow down a little bit. The nerves took over and I had to satisfy the need to keep looking down at my outline....
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