We’re currently in the year of 2015 and transportation is effortless, convenient, and valuable in our lives.
From all the experiments and assignments we completed from this unit, i’ve learned that whether you’re travelling to one place to another by car, train, walking, etc., it doesn’t mean that the travel time predicted is always right. Like google maps, where it automatically shows you the time it’ll take to get to your destination. For example, if I were to travel to Yokohama from Kamakura by car, it will take me exactly 46 minutes. However, if I actually did travel, something might happen to limit the transportation. Traffic, weather, anything. Therefore, I think it is better to travel in experience rather then always checking the exact time.
Speeches aren’t normally what people are interested in. Usually, we get anxious and forget what was planned because all of a sudden, everything planned seems to disappear from the mind, leaving it complete blank. However, during the speech, I wasn’t as nervous as I was compared to the first practice of the one minute speech because I got to have a better understanding of what I was supposed to do and obtained ideas from listening to speeches from classmates. Also the fact that we’ve done varied speeches throughout the years, i’ve got used to it and it’s become very common. For me, I thought that I organised especially well on structuring my speech because it was easy to follow: from the hook to the conclusion. Following to that, I also thought that I gave appropriate and agreeable reasoning to support my statement. I was effective at staying on topic and restating it and giving valid examples. Though, a few things I could improve on is communicating the speech. If I done this, I could change the audiences point of view about my topic, but because I stumbled and constantly checked my q-cards, I wasn’t able to deliver the message successfully.
The first thing that I could use a persuasive speech for, is when I’m trying to convince my parents into something I want. In result, I will be able to gain trust and attain the thing that what I want. Another reasoning that a persuasive speech could help is school. As we’ll gradually present more speeches throughout the years. This leads to the second idea of how a speech could help me in the future. If I were to find a job, it is essential for me to be able to convince people into hiring me. As I do this process, I will need to be able to come up with valuable reasons to support my claim.
To prepare a speech, you’ll need to be able to know the purpose of it. You’ll need to be questioning yourself “Why should I be doing this?”, “What is it that I want to inform the audience?”; these questions will help you get your ideas straight to the point. You’ll also need to think about the appropriate audience to your speech. Connecting to that, structuring your speech is significant because if you have a well organised structure of your speech(Hook, Reason one, two, three, and a conclusion); the audiences are capable of following it. It is important that you put things in order so that it is easier for YOU and the audience.
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