Mar 18 2013
The blog post about this speech is here.
So my persuasive speech was about Coca-Cola vs Pepsi. I think that this speech was different from others because it wasn’t really convincing people to choose one side, but instead I stated the facts of both sides, and let the audience choose which one they would rather like.
I think that I did alright on this speech. I was able to go over 3 minutes, and I projected my voice and spoke clearly. I used lots of hand gestures, and perhaps may have over done it. Also, I fidgeted a lot, especially with my hair, and I looked down on my cue cards lots of times. I think that the structure of my speech was good, but I’m not too sure if the history of both drinks were relevant. But the structure was well done, with a good introduction that wasn’t “Hello I’m going to talk about Coca-Cola and Pepsi.” and I ended with a good conclusion about my opinion, and just an overall summary.
I think that my best speech was the persuasive one, because I spoke clearly, and it was easier for me to do. Also there weren’t any awkward pauses, because I knew what I was going to say, unlike the impromptu speech where it was entirely improv, and I had a huge pause in the middle. I think I can improve on not over doing my hand gestures, which I always seem to do. When ever I talk, I will use hand gestures, and fidget a little. Another speech that was captivating was Daniel’s (here) because he spoke clearly and had very good eye contact with everyone. He spoke loudly and slowly, and unlike me, he didn’t use lots and lots of hand gestures.