I Love Public Speaking

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    First of all, if you can't tell by which group I'm posting this in, I am NOT referring to CSI. This is Speech & Debate. I did just the Speech team. Joined in 6th grade, doing "Extemporaneous reading" In essence, taking a pre-selected "passage" form the book and reading it...
    Eeyore122 Eeyore122
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

    That moment when you read through a speech you

    wrote and you get goosebumps. That moment when you find the perfect words. That moment when you know you're going to blow people away. That moment when you make people want to listen. That moment when they actually hear you. That's the moment I want to be in.
    picses2222 picses2222
    16-17, F
    Sep 13, 2014


    Anyone here used to compete in speech and debate, in either high school or college?
    bals081 bals081
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2010

    It's Easy Really

    My greatest fear used to be public speaking, but just like anything that you want to become good at, I overcame that fear. I teach the same classes over several times each year, so the subject matter that I speak about I know inside and out.  I ...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2008


    There was a time I hated it intensely. It took me days to write a speech. Yes, stupid me wrote them, those words I spoke, the words that rose into the air and evaporated there without leaving a trace. Is there anything less rewarding than this exercise? I stood there, trembling...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2011

    Thinking Before Speaking

    When I first embarked on my career as a competitor in speech and debate (a looong time ago), many of my friends laughed and said that public speaking is not difficult. "This will have you laughed out of dates," one friend said. Oddly enough, that same friend has difficulty...
    bals081 bals081
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 7, 2010

    Impromptu Speech

    One of the speech you learn in a public speaking class is impromptu. This is one I performed.
    bals081 bals081
    26-30, M
    2 Responses May 13, 2010

    Getting It Back!!!????

    In short....was at one time a Public Speaker. Had my own side business in the field. Self contracted myself out to various companies and organizations. Presentations, Demonstrations(various products and or services), Motiational Speaking.Family health and medical issues made me...
    edetorre edetorre
    51-55, M
    Feb 6, 2011

    Pretty much ever year from Grade 1 to the

    present, some 16 years later, I've had to do presentations for classes. As of 4 years ago, several per semester. Yay business presentations. And I absolutely LOVE doing that, because I get to be every bit of my hammy self, and command the attention of a classroom for 10-20...
    JackMann JackMann
    22-25, M
    Dec 2, 2014

    I'm No Public Speaker.

    I love speaking in public or to a crowd. I love getting my message heard and i even like presenting projects. Usually my voice is unpredictable and drenched with personality. But when i talk to a crows my voice suddenly becomes calm and steady.
    Neverpassachance Neverpassachance
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2012
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