Yearly Archives: 2015

Preparing for a Speech

Preparing for a speech is always an excellent idea, and the way people usually go about doing so is by going over what they wrote and practicing aloud. However, there are a few points one should always remember as he

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Confidence, Voice, and More

One of the best ways to make sure your speech rocks is to evaluate your stage presence. Appearing confident takes more work than you would imagine. The best way to gain confidence is to really understand your topic! It has

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Group Experiences

It is no secret that groups and group projects are not always easy to navigate. Not surprising when there are so many people involved in one assignment and so much is on the line. This week, I’d like to share

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Brain Power and CALL

Picture this: You’re standing in front of 30 other students, ready to give your first speech. This morning you felt okay about it, but now your stomach is in knots. All of the sudden, you freeze. You can’t remember how

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Building your speech

The first step of public speaking involves choosing your topic. In choosing your topic, you must consider your audience as well as yourself, considering what you and your audience find interesting. In addition, you should consider the purpose of your

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