In drama our recent unit has been speeches We did two speechs, one of them was a give topic and the other was a chosen topic. We did the chosen topic speech first and the given topic second.
This is my chosen topic speech:
Volume- I think that I was loud enough for the people in my class to hear me, but i didn’t have very good projection. If I was presenting to a bigger group of people I would have to be louder and have better projection. Pitch- After I took a short pause I started my sentences with a higher voice and then continued the sentence with a lower pitch. I think that my pitch should have been a bit moe consistent, because this topic was not a very serious topic I didn’t have to change the pitch of my voice frequently. Pace- I think that I had pauses in-between my lines, but I rushed the sentences to much. To slow down my pace I think that I should stay calm and remember to think about what is next so I can set out my speech and know when I want to end. Pause- As I said before when I was commenting on my pace, I used pauses in between my sentences. I could have used pauses more affectively, Example; if I wanted to give a dramatic pause . Projection- Because of the small space that I was presenting my speech in, my projection was ok. I think that if I had to present in a bigger room, then I would need to use projection better and is a skill that I need to develop. Emphasis- In my speech I used a limited amount of emphasis. Emphasising a word helps to show that it is important. If I had used it in my speech I would have been able to show what is important and what is less important.
Posture- Because the video camera is crooked, I cant really tell whether I was also standing crooked. But I think that I kept an uprite position through most of my speech. It is important to stand straight because then you are able to project better. Gesture- I didn’t use enough hand gestures to help describe what I am doing. I touched my hair a few times which was distracting and not necessary. Facial Expression- Through out my whole speech I didn’t have a good amount of change in facial expression. Next time I present a speech I would like to change my facial expression to fit with what I am saying.
One main point that I have to improve on for next time is to try not completely remember it. In my video you can see that I look to the left corner while I am trying to remember it. Over all I think that I gave a good and prepared speech, but could improve on it next time.
This is my given topic speech:
I think that I did a better job in this speech, which is why this is my best speech.
This speech was my best speech because even though that I made mistakes while I presented it, I used feedback to help improve the details.