After watching my knees shake as I spoke in front of 100+ interviewers on a calling floor some 9 years ago, my husband suggested strongly that I take speech 101 before leaving the community college. He said it would help me overcome my public speaking stress.
So.. I took the class and gave my first speech today. I was very happy to hear the results. The instructor said, “Wow.. you read, write, study English or something. You were *very* concious of structure and your coverage of the material was very clean. I’d just like you to slow down a little bit.”
After class, I was told that all this writing and outlining and crap for speech 101 was probably beyond me, but that she really felt that she could help me slow down and become more relaxed in front of a large group.
It felt good to know that I just had a single, small flaw.… [Read More]