Informercials: Persuasive Speech

In drama class, we needed to advertise an product using special words that advertise the product. My partner was Satono, and we advertised pillow pets glow pets.

What are your personal barriers that keep you from being a better public speaker?

My personal barriers are being nervous in front of cameras and people when I speak or do something that I don’t have confidence in. If I have confidence, and if I’m not nervous, I think I would be a better speaker, but I think that is a personal barrier that is keeping me from being a better speaker.
I could break those barriers by practicing in front of people, and not just when I have speeches, in daily life. This would work because this happened before for my dance performance, but when I practiced in front of people, and I got used to it, so now I am not nervous, unless I’m preforming to people who don’t know me much.
The barriers that I have is mental, so I think I could break it if I practice and feel confident because it isn’t anything to do with other people.

Persuasive Speech Reflection

Clip #11 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

I think I didn’t do as well as I wanted to because I stammered a lot of times in the speech. I think I did well on preparing my notes, and objects, but I don’t think I practiced a lot in front of people, and that is why I was nervous. I researched a lot and had it in my head, but I think I didn’t express it well, and that is also because I was nervous. I think I should of re-done it, because I wanted to prepare it better. Also, I think I should have a stronger closing statement, without stammering. When I think about it now, I think I didn’t have a strong hook, and I think I could make a better hook. I looked at my notes too much, and also didn’t put impact in my voice in important parts.

I think I could use persuasive speech in my life now when I need to convince my parents to let me buy something, generally when someone disagrees with me about something, and when I want them to do what I want to do in a fair way. I could also use persuasive speech in the future for when I have a conference for my job for letting me in. I can also use it for voting speeches so that they would elect me like I wanted. Same as now, can use persuasive speech when I disagree with someone, and to make my thoughts and ideas go through fairly.

Personally I think I did well on preparing my speech, I wrote down information and the main idea of what I was saying on my index card, so that I would know what to say. I also think I prepared good for preparing my visual resource (the pictures). However, I didn’t practice in front of people much, and that is why I really got nervous and didn’t notice that I didn’t show my visual resources so that they can see it clearly, and I also didn’t show it when it was the right timing. It is important to prepare your speech well because I if you do not, you will not know what to say, and it is hard to make a good speech on the point. Also, I learned this this time, but I think it is important to practice in front of people so that you will not be nervous, because I only practiced in front of people once, and I was really nervous in the speech. It is important to be able to present your speech well because if your point doesn’t strongly go through to the audience, there isn’t a point presenting your speech. If you have good points and the listener agrees with it, it is usually a good speech, but if it’s a bad speech, the listener wouldn’t agree with your point.

Overall, I think I didn’t do well as I thought and the main reason is that I was too nervous, and to improve this point, from next time I would practice more in front of people so that I wouldn’t be nervous like this time.

Elevator Scene Reflection

In drama class, we created a elevator scene, and we performed our first try last week. This is the VIDEO to the skit.

I think we did well on showing status and personality without saying it out loud. However, I don’t think I did very well on showing status change or I don’t think this was really realistic, how we all reacted when the elevator stopped. I think I also need to use my expressions to show how I change throughout the scene, because I think I didn’t really change much.

I think we can do better, by planning it more realistically and observing the elevator,  but I think we did good for the first try.

We re-did our elevator scene, and I think we did pretty well. I think I did well on saying my part out loud, and I am happy that I didn’t forget what I was supposed to do. I still think I needed to think about my reactions and how I can express my character and emotions without telling it directly to the audience.


When are stereotypes useful?

It is good when you need to act, or need to make a quick decision when you need to do something. I think it is also a type of thing you need to use in life to judge quickly if that person looks nice or not nice, etc.

Do you judge a book by its cover?

I do, because when a cover of a book looks good, I look at the blurb of the book, and also read it, so I do at first, but I only read it if the blurb sounds good and fun to read