Pretty easy, overall.
I could not stomach public speaking before this course. Whenever another class had me stand up in front of the class to either present a project, or give a speech, I'd get red in the face, start sweating, stumble over my words and ideas. It was terrible. Something about having everyone's attention focused on me gave me anxiety. But with Professor Herr's tremendous support and guidance, along with the encouraged light-hearted feel of the class, I was able to relax in my own skin when giving a speech, and I learned some pretty strong tips along the way.
Have a conversation with the audience, don't talk at them. Make eye contact and make sure that you're having a personable connection with at least one person, it makes it a whole lot easier to talk. Be prepared with your topic, and if possible, be passionate about it. If you really want to engage the audience, you have to seem engaged as well.
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Advice for students:
Go into it with an open mind, you might think it's an easy A kind of course, but you're only going to get out of it what you put in. Give it your all, take the opportunity to learn what you can, and don't be afraid to make mistakes in your presentations. It's better to do it in this class rather than later down the line.