In drama, we have recently been planning our speeches on friends, neighbours, teachers/coaches, or family. I chose to speak about friends and their importance in our daily lives. The challenging aspect of our speeches was that it had to be in a time frame, 1~2 minutes long. In my speech, I think that I used volume (especially some emphasis on specific words), physicality (posture, hand gestures, etc.), and the fact that I did not look at my palm cards too often. However, in my speech, I think that my organisational structure had tumbled down. I was planning to speak about one topic at a time, however, my topics jumbled up everywhere!
1. My best skill was looking at the audience straight on and making hand gestures. I wanted to make an emphasis on hand gestures, for on my previous speech, I had a lack of hand gestures.
2. I should improve on organising my speech, and memorizing it by head so that I wouldn’t need to look at my palm cards and make some awkward silences.
3. I would rate my speech a 7 out of an 8, for overall, my speech was clear and emphasized. However, again, I have areas of improvement needed.
Another speech which was captivating was the speech of Awabi, for he clearly expressed his point while making his speech humorous.