Public speaking has never been something I consider myself to be good at, so I was a bit
excited when taking a speech class even if it was taken remotely. I have always been interested
in anything that has to do with psychology so I knew I would enjoy this class from the
beginning. I feel that this class would have been a lot harder in a physical classroom, but I am
glad to have taken this course at the time I did.
I would like to think that I will remember most
of the things that I learned and apply them to my everyday life.
What I liked about my Speeches
What I mostly enjoyed about writing my speeches was the liberty of choosing a subject.
Although, I might have felt a bit uncomfortable talking about what I really wanted to present. I
strongly believe that it is best to choose a topic you are deeply interested in so that it becomes
easier to present to an audience. I chose a rather safe topic when choosing Cybersecurity because
it was something I already had some information about from a previous essay that I did last
semester. Looking back, I think that I would have done a better speech had I gone for something
I was more passionate about.
What I would have done differently with my speeches
As stated, before I would have loved to choose a different topic, but I unfortunately chose
to something rather serious and boring which is usually so unlike me. I would like to add that
although I mistakenly missed the deadline for the practice speech it helped me practice doing an
outline before the actual speech. When I posted
my speech, I was inevitably nervous of how
other people might review it but, I was surprised by the positive feedback that I received.
Moreover, I did take all the criticism well and a lot of it were things that I had already told
myself I needed to work on. To refer to one of my classmates, they said that I could use a lot less
buffering which refers to filler words like "um".