I think my best speech was my final persuasive speech, because we actually had time to prepare and practice for it unlike the impromptu, but we also had cue cards that helped us during the speech. My persuasive speech also had more facts and sources of information that persuaded people.
Things I could improve in the speech is firstly, the way I wrote somethings on my cue cards. I think for some of them, I wrote things really complicated, that it even confused myself. I also feel like I’m talking too fast, especially at the start. I think if I slowed down, the audience would have time to understand my topic, and have the time to think about the question.
This is Katie’s speech, which I thought was really good. The use of her pitch, pace, emphasis and inflection made her speech really effective. I think she had a lot of feelings in her opinion on guns, and I was able to see that a lot both by the way she spoke and her physical expressions.
Recently in drama, we’ve been working on speech making. We were told to pick a random topic from a hat. We had to present a 1 minute speech about it, and we got 30 seconds to prepare. My topic was purple.
My speech was not much of a success, because I really couldn’t think of a lot of things of purple, and I startled and paused a lot. I think my volume, pace and projection was good, but I didn’t really think change my pitch. I could work on emphasis and inflection.
For this speech, I think my volume was not bad, although it could of been better. I also think my eye contact is good, but I think I rely too much on my q-cards, which makes me look at it, and takes away my eye contact from looking at my audience. I should feel more confident, when presenting. Also, my posture is good, since it is not sloppy, but I think my hair is a little in the way. I think my pause was good, because I did not have any filler words. Although I did have a part where I got stuck, and messed up my speech a little. To improve this part, I think if I could of slowed down just for that part a little.
I could of made my projection better, as well as my pitch and emphasis. Pitch is something my class and I had to improve on. If I made my difference in pitch, for the very important and the information wanted the audience to know about, I think my speech would of been better.
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This is my one minute speech about my friends. I spoke about how important they are, and what I do with them that makes them so special and important.
On this speech, my volume was clear and big enough for the audience to hear. I also think that my speech included detail, which helped support my topic about the importance and of friends. My posture was good, and I think I didn’t have a problem with it. My pace was normal, so the audience understand, and I think same to the pausing in my speech. I think I had good pauses that weren’t too long or short.
Although I think I could of improved on my pitch, projection, and little of eye contact, I think I did good in this speech.