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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right?Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

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Elizabeth Nicassio

ThursdaySep 27 at 1:27pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

  • Since the beginning of the class there has been a lot to take in at a quick pace. For myself the most memorable, and most liked events would be the speeches. I think that the speeches are a great way for the student to become acclimated with the class by sharing information about themselves from the “Who am I?” and “Best Day” speeches. I found these speeches as a fun and exciting way to share something about myself, and also learn about my classmates. I am not normally one to speak up or share information about myself, but in this classroom setting I am pushed to get out of my comfort zone and share about “Who am I?” and my “Best Day” because even when I was preparing what to say I wanted what I shared to be from the heart and genuine, which is something I had to dive into myself to share.

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

  • The experiences that I stated above are relevant to my own life by meeting people and building relationships in everyday life. I am able to relate this to all aspects of my life, whether it be speaking with family, or in the workplace. I use communication daily, and this is the foundation to build effective relationships in life. By speaking in a large classroom setting, and sharing about myself I am opening up about myself, which maybe isn’t something that I would normally do. I am pushed to get out of my comfort zone, and this will eventually help me in other aspects of my everyday life. I am learning to be more comfortable about speaking in public, and speaking about myself which I am sometimes shyer about. I am making self-realizations about myself and how to grow as a speaker, and as a student.
  • Kentrell Collins

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  • Hello Elizabeth,
  • I agree with you. Both speeches enabled me to step out of my comfort zone as well and I too do not like speaking about myself. The speeches enabled us to all get to know each other and become more comfortable when we are speaking in front of the whole class. We do not often see, the use of public speaking within our everyday lives; however, you made a good point that we use it within our families, within the workplace, and even when talking to friends. Communicating a point is key to life and it does help to introduce you to new relationships; but also, to help you get what you want and need in life. Without communication, we will not be able to achieve much as well as become our own voices. The classroom setting will be able to help us to understand that speaking in front of people is not as scary if there is a goal in mind; besides, there are bigger crowds to talk to then within the walls of a classroom. By stepping out of our comfort zones, we will be able to forget that nervousness that we felt in the beginning and will start our journey to becoming the best speakers that we can be.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chanel Mouton

ThursdaySep 27 at 7:48pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

 

  • This class experience has been a great one for me. The most memorable ones for me so far have been working in peer groups and giving speeches. Working in the peer groups have made all of us open up and share things with each other. For instance some one might have a simpler way of looking at an assignment and giving tips on how to execute it in a easier manner than we may have already learned. Or just giving simple reminders about task and assignments being due. Checking on one another to see how the class is going for one another. Making us work together as a team to try and push and motivate one another has been one of the most wonderful class experience I’ve experienced thus far. The speeches also have left a memorable impact. Letting it all go, overcoming the fear of public specking and strengthening our public speaking skills.

 

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

 

  • The experience that I find most relevant to my own life is working in the peer groups. I feel like it strengthens the knowledge of how to work well with others. I feel like this experience has made me apply myself, and help my peers just as much as I may need help from them. Working in the peer group makes me feel good, because in my own life I love to help others. Motivating others and seeing others succeed right along side of me is a big deal for me. I feel like I can apply these experiences that I obtain in this class to my every day life,this is why I find peer groups most relevant to my own life

 

 

 

  • Elizabeth Nicassio

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  • In response to Chanel Moutons submission I completely agree with everything you said. You brought up great points about how the peer groups are an excellent way to help us as individuals and grow with the team. I think the team work that we do really helps us all want to succeed, as well as want our peers to succeed. The peer groups, and team work have changed the sense in the class where not only is it us as individuals striving for the best, but as a whole as well. As an entire class, we only want the best for each other, and that is such an amazing culture to have in class. I also agree with what you said about the peer groups being beneficial to our everyday life and with helping others. I agree with how working in the peer groups helps us to work effectively with others. I think that it’s so easy to get distracted with life that having the peer groups really helps to keep myself on track. Plus the motivation I receive from my peers when I’m presenting or speaking aloud in class helps because normally I would feel shy or would rather stay quiet, and this is brining me out to be more open.

 

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FridaySep 28 at 11:20am

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

I would say that one of the most memorable experiences was when we had to do the first impromptu speech. I have always been a very meticulous and organized person; however, I’ve never had to prepare a speech out of nowhere using a picture. So, it was a challenge to me to come up with a sixty seconds speech, not having enough time to prepare on details.

Chapter 8 also helped me with techniques on how to organize and structure my ideas in an outline. One of the problems I’ve always had is to organize my ideas in a structured way. Every time I try to prepare not just a speech but work on an essay my ideas look to be all over the place. Now, I can structure and deliver my ideas in a better way.

The other important thing that I’ve learned is how to use, properly, Databases. I’ve done many investigations through out my student life. However, it would have been easier if I had known how to use Lexis Nexis or ProQuest. The use of filters on search engines are very useful. The use of filters can save you hours on searching the proper document. The other lifesaver I learned is the librarian that can help you twenty-four hours seven days a week. To me, the librarian is an awesome thing to have; imagine you are behind on a research paper and you are just looking for one more reference paper to complete you conclusion, but you can’t find it; the librarian can help you out if you give him or her the complete and detailed information of what you need.

Chapter 11 also teaches about “Speaking with Confidence,” which I believe, is one of the most important factors when it comes to convince your audience of what you are talking about. Let’s remember that when we are giving a speech the important part is not to deliver it and then go home; The important part is to impact the audience and leave a message to remember.

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

 

As previously mentioned, I feel related to all these activities and lectures we’ve learned; however, I would say that the most relevant, to me, is Chapter 11. I’ve always liked and admired the impact words can have on people. How an athlete can be almost dying on a basketball game and, suddenly, after his coach gives him a motivational speech, he feels he can play forever. I admire the power of the mind in a person’s emotions, but I admire more the power of people’s words on others.

I remember one time in middle school a guy came to my school and mesmerized me with the confidence he spoke. His speech was a motivational speech on how we should never give up. It created such a big impact on me that I still practice some of the things he taught.

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  • Hi, Oscar!
  • I have to agree with you when stated it was a challenge for you to come up with a 60 second speech without being able to prepare. I found my self struggling on what to say and it was about me and only 60 seconds but that time seemed longer than I could have ever imagined. I too found the databases to be very helpful when researching and doing the citation report it really helped me learn how to narrow my searches down. I was never aware of these databases and they sure would have came in handy while doing research papers in previous classes. In regards to Chapter 8 and being organized and structure I feel that is most important when writing any type of paper. Having your ideas well structured and organized will definitely make for a well written paper vs. a ok paper and I feel it works just the same writing a speech outline so great point.
  • Lastly I just want to point out your experience when you where in middle school and how that impacted you and how you continue to use those teaching you learned. I found that to be a great example of how impactful a speech can have on a person and how a persons confidence can spark an emotion in someone else. I feel that is the most effective type of communication when you can tap in to a persons emotions and fully engage your audience!

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FridaySep 28 at 11:29am

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

  • I’ve enjoyed what this class has to offer so far and can’t wait to continue and develop my speeches. One of the most memorable events was the “Best Day” speech. This speech let me tell people a little about one of my hobbies and it enabled me to become more comfortable with talking in front of an audience. When the speeches were done and we told each other how we felt – I started to realize that everybody was feeling the same as I was and that there was not much to worry about. I was also able to learn about my classmates and get to know them on a personal level which brought a sense of comfort and respect for complete strangers.

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

  • This experience is relevant to my own life because I often think too much when talking in front of people and it often mixes up my thoughts and I lose track. In order to prevent this from happening I have to become comfortable when speaking to people, especially large groups. These exercises help me to understand that people are not thinking about if my leg is shaking or if my arm is but that they are listening to my words as I try to convey a point and present. I have learned that it is more important to get my point across than to worry about how people see me and this exercise is what helped me the most.

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FridaySep 28 at 12:49pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

 

Since the first day of class I have been able to see the progression in my ability to speak with more confidence. Some of the more memorable principles that I have learned so far in this course are The Big Six: Eye Contact, Volume, Energy, Speaking Rate, Focus, and Time. Additionally the impromptu speeches helped me to get past any second thoughts of fear, considering that not much time given to prepare in an impromptu speech. Finally I was able to learn some key points within our course book The Public Speaking Project on Chapter 8. In chapter 8 it describes the different types of outlining formats for different types of speech or presentations. Chapter 8 also describes on how to set up the body of an outline including how to pick a topic that is relevant to your speech.

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

 

As stated on question 1 I was able to implement all the principles that I learned to my professional life. I have also used these technics in my personal life, but it is more frequently recognized in my working environment. At work I deal with clients, vendors, auditors and with the board of directors. I am constantly communicating new policy and regulation changes, making sure that we are adhering to those policies and regulation. In order to effectively present this new information; I typically have in person meetings and or Presentations via WEBEX. Prior to the class I would do a satisfactory job at the way I communicated my presentations, but I knew I needed to be more efficient.  I started using the Big Six to really emphasize the importance of what needed to be communicated. For example we recently made changes to our software for opening accounts and processing loans. I had to create a speech about the importance of due diligence when it comes to fraud prevention. Before speaking to my colleagues I remember the Big Six: Eye Contact, Volume, Energy, Speaking Rate, Focus, and Time. While I was not perfect in applying all the components, I was conscious of them and applied most of them to my speech for a better well rounded presentation. Lastly the Public Speaking Project Chapter 8 describes how outline a speech. I applied the outline format that allowed me to have a more define and cohesive flow. I first worked on the body of the outline, then I finished with the introduction and the conclusion.

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  • Hey Ivan, I also agree with the fact that the impromptu speeches were helpful because you didn’t have any time to prepare which was good because then you don’t have to process the fact that you’re scared and therefore you’re just focused on delivering your speech as best as you can with the time that was given. I have also learned a lot from the Big Six because it has allowed me to see all the little intricate details in how a person gives a speech and it has changed my view on speaking because now whenever i see someone giving a speech, in my head i will go over the big six to see if they’re addressing every one of them and how effective it was. I think these six items will help me tremendously in my own speaking because of the fact that i will be looking for those six items as i’m practicing my speech and after a while it’ll be all muscle memory and I wont have to think about it, i’ll just do it. Chapter 8 has also been a big thing for me because I’m not very good with organizing my thoughts and this chapter helped with being able to structure and organize my thoughts so the message can be clear to the audience.

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FridaySep 28 at 2:26pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

 

One of the more memorable things that I have learned so far was learning from chapter 8 on how to structure your ideas as well as The Big Six which include: Eye Contact, Volume, Energy, Speaking Rate, Focus, and Time because it makes you see the details which gives you the opportunity to learn a lot just from simple but important things. Another thing that was memorable were the impromptu speeches which caused me to not be scared but in fact more focused because of the fact that there wasn’t much time given to prepare for this speech. Another memorable thing for me was working in peer groups and collaborating together on speeches and knowing that you’re not the only one who feels nervous and that you’re all in it together as one team. It’s helpful to work together because some people might have a different way of looking at things and when it comes to tackling an assignment it might possibly be better and then they can give others tips on how to complete it in an efficient manner.

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

 

As previously stated I learned a lot from chapter 8 because it helped me learn how to formulate my ideas in a clear and precise way. The usual problem I’ve had with essays and speeches is the fact that I’m not incredibly organized and this chapter has helped with my life because it allows me to better structure and deliver my ideas with any speeches or essays that I may have in the future. This has allowed me to speak with more confidence and execute what I’m trying to say in any setting whether it be with my friends or at work where I talk with people all day. This has also allowed to be more organized in general with my to-do lists and the fact that I have a very busy schedule and the fact that I need to be on top of my work at all times or my work will be on top of me and that isn’t good.

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FridaySep 28 at 5:15pm

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In these past 5 weeks I have been refreshed on Logos, Pathos, and Ethos. I have also examined things such as how to channel my nerves into my speech and simply what to and not to do when it comes to engaging with my audience. We have also learned and practiced speaking things into existence with the “I am awesome” exercise. That is helpful in a mental as well as universal state. When you begin to repeat things to yourself you often times start to believe them. In a universal state as much as you put out in to the universe, the universe will return it.

One thing we have learned that I often apply to my everyday life is speaking and communicating clearly. I say I apply it but honestly it is something I am working on with myself. Speaking with facts to get my point across but also communicating in a manner that will be understood by whoever it is I am talking with. This is extremely helpful in arguments or just in general when wanting someone to hear where it is you’re coming from. It makes a difference when you use words people cannot understand instead of something people can relate to it makes them uninterested in understanding you and your feelings toward whatever is you’re trying to get across. This is something that should be applied not just in arguments but take it with you to an interview, put it on your resume clear as day, or just use it in your daily routine so that later on it becomes second nature. I have been practicing a lot with communication in that manner because I do one day hope to be a Life coach and I will have to speak in says that my patients will understand so that they are abl to apply it to their own real life.

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FridaySep 28 at 6:48pm

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1)     In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

 

Since the first day of class there has been many memorable moments. The most memorable moment for me would have to be the two impromptu speeches that were given as soon as the class began. Normally when you start a new class the professor goes over the syllabus and talks a for a little while and then class is over. However, our first and second meet and greet was standing in front of the class talking about “who I Am” and the “best day of my life.” The Two experiences really allowed for me to come out of my shell and express who I am. Already walking in to this class I was very fearful about giving speeches before and audience, but I do appreciate how she made that the first assignment to break the ice. The speeches have allowed me to feel more comfortable standing in front of an audience.

 

2)    Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

 

The experiences that I stated above are relevant to my life because there are different times when I’m in a group setting at church, work, with friends, and family and I need to stand up and speak. Majority of the time I have something to say but my fear of speaking holds me back. I sit in my chair battling with myself on what to say and how to say it instead of just standing up and speaking out. I no that the speeches I gave in class really helped me work on that fear because if I could stand up in front of complete strangers than I shouldn’t fear talking in front of people that I know. I am glad that I am learning how to speak in front of people and not worry about what they are thinking but share who I am.

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FridaySep 28 at 8:11pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

  • We have all been taking an abundant amount of valuable information from Dr. Alexander, as well as from each other. However, for me the most memorable part of the class for me so far have been the speeches as well as working in peer groups. Doing the speeches has been memorable for me because I have the biggest fear of public speaking for as long as I can remember. (If any of you have advice on public speaking, please let me know because that will help me out so much.) To have to speak in front of the entire class for even 30 seconds about myself, was a terrifying thought, but, on break I got some really comforting words from a few of my brand new classmates, that really helped in pushing me to just got up and do it! Doing the speeches also helped me get to know everyone a lot more, so walking into a room full of strangers would no longer feel like that. So, they were memorable because it forced me to get out of my comfort zone and expose a vulnerability to all of you that I never really have had to do. Working in our peer groups has been memorable for me as well because we have helped keep each other accountable. We have been able to just remind each other of assignments, clarification if it is needed, or even just to check in with each other to see how class as well as life is. Just these two small examples have helped in so many ways. I find myself making jokes, saying hi, getting class/life advice from classmates, with so many of you all. Being able to get to know all of my classmates on a more personal level, has helped me not have such a big fear of public speaking, in front of crowds. (Please don’t ask me to voluntarily speak because my answer will probably still be no!) You all no longer feel like strangers, but people I have known and feel comfortable with.

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

  • The experience I feel is most relevant to my life would have to be working in peer groups. I feel like this has forced me to not be so quiet all of the time. It has forced me to share my opinion and actually participate. I am usually the student who would never raise my hand or talk in a group unless I had to. However, the vibe of or class and our groups has just been so amazing that it does not feel like i am being forced to do it. With working in our groups and just getting to know everyone in the class I have been able to open up and be so much more comfortable with everyone. I never do not feel supported by my classmates. Although we may not see eye to eye, or understand something, it feels like we are all always still supporting each other. These peer groups have challenged me to be a better person and student.
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  • 1). In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.
  • Reflecting on the some of the memorable moments in this awesome speech class this far. Learning about the Big Six, Sandwich method, ProQuest, and LexisNexis. The most memorable one for me was the first class when were ask to draw the picture of something that meant dear to your heart. Watching the class present their picture and what that meant to them, allow me to have more confidence in my way of speaking in front of an audience at the spare of the moment, without enough time to think. Dr. Alexander has push us in each class to come out of our comfort zone and use our minds and to allow us to communicate with each other as a team. I have learned a lot about my classmates, in listening to their speeches and how we all have hills to climb on becoming better speakers. The textbook that is free, has great information tools and techniques to becoming a great writer as well as a speaker.
  • 2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.
  • Reflecting on the some of the memorable moments in this awesome speech class this far. Learning about the Big Six, Sandwich method, ProQuest, and LexisNexis. The most memorable one for me was the first class when were ask to draw the picture of something that meant dear to your heart. Watching the class present their picture and what that meant to them, allow me to have more confidence in my way of speaking in front of an audience at the spare of the moment, without enough time to think. Dr. Alexander has push us in each class to come out of our comfort zone and use our minds and to allow us to communicate with each other as a team. I have learned a lot about my classmates, in listening to their speeches and how we all have hills to climb on becoming better speakers. The textbook that is free, has great information tools and techniques to becoming a great writer as well as a speaker.
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  • Hello Aubree,
  • I totally agree with you on how it is scaring speaking in front of a classroom full of people, with all eyes are on you. I have always been nervous, but not scare to talk in front of an audience. At first, I thought the 30 seconds will go by first, but 30 seconds seem like an hour for me, once I was in front of the class. The professor gave us some pointers to ease the tension, but it still was hard for me to come out of my comfort zones. Aubree hopefully by the end of this class that will be have more confidence in ourselves to stand and deliver some great speeches. Working with groups will allow us to get good feedback from one another. Believe it or not, I have to read in church from time to time, in front of people that I have know most of my life and still get butterflies. I am going to start taking my moment right before I speak to see it will help me deliver better. I know this class will help the both of us in the end. So, I say to you be in courage and keep up the excellent work.

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FridaySep 28 at 9:43pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

Taking Public speaking class is an experience class for several reasons. First of all, we were able to make friends in class from day ONE. adding to this point, our professor encouraged all students to make friends and work together as a team. second of all, the discussion group is a helpful tool to understand the online work in a better way. finally, I think that the speeches are a great way for the student to express their ideas and feelings and share some information that we might need in the near future. I found these speeches as a motivation to step out of the comfort zone and learn some techniques on how to give speeches like a professional. For instance, the video that we watched in the class about how the body language play the main role in order to grow as a good speaker and listener at the same time.

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

The experiences that I stated above are relevant to my own life by using the techniques and the information that we read about in those chapters of the book. For an example, the Effective of listening is one of the most chapter that I would like to study about and apply it to all my other aspects of life. According to Dean Jackson, ” Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.”

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1). In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

Reflecting on the some of the memorable moments in this awesome speech class this far. Learning about the Big Six, Sandwich method, ProQuest, and LexisNexis. The most memorable one for me was the first class when were ask to draw the picture of something that meant dear to your heart. Watching the class present their picture and what that meant to them, allow me to have more confidence in my way of speaking in front of an audience at the spare of the moment, without enough time to think. Dr. Alexander has push us in each class to come out of our comfort zone and use our minds and to allow us to communicate with each other as a team. I have learned a lot about my classmates, in listening to their speeches and how we all have hills to climb on becoming better speakers. The textbook that is free, has great information tools and techniques to becoming a great writer as well as a speaker.

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

Reflecting on the some of the memorable moments in this awesome speech class this far. Learning about the Big Six, Sandwich method, ProQuest, and LexisNexis. The most memorable one for me was the first class when were ask to draw the picture of something that meant dear to your heart. Watching the class present their picture and what that meant to them, allow me to have more confidence in my way of speaking in front of an audience at the spare of the moment, without enough time to think. Dr. Alexander has push us in each class to come out of our comfort zone and use our minds and to allow us to communicate with each other as a team. I have learned a lot about my classmates, in listening to their speeches and how we all have hills to climb on becoming better speakers. The textbook that is free, has great information tools and techniques to becoming a great writer as well as a speaker.

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  • Hello Cynthia!
  • I actually I agree to your opinion about learning a lot of information through Lexis Nexis and Pro Quest because that website gives out a lot of information for our research paper and I think that website will help us through out in future for bigger college and I liked your opinion about describing your first day of class because the picture that drew  gave me a idea about how to give a basic speech but I think that day was a tryout class for me because I was not enrolled.  yes its true about what DR does everything for us but I think its better to give more details about what she does in what she teaches for us also it would be more better to explain if you explain what the purpose of this speech class is for.  I have learned about my classmates as well and who can most likely be out leader for our class.  I think you should add a bit more detailed information on textbook what the each chapters are about but I think the chapters are too much and a lot of reading though. anyways your opinion about this class was very great that I thought of.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ryuho Tago

FridaySep 28 at 10:10pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

I think the most memoriable ones are Pro Quest and LexisNexix because from that website I learned how to search up information for the research paper. Another memorable work in class would be a speech In class. BY doing a lot of speech in the class I would be able to  give speech anywhere and comfortable without struggling but since I learned how to give speech properly I would be able to do speech perfect now.  working with the groups would have a chance succeeding in any class because we can share out some information each other and learn together.   I am honestly enjoying this class because I finally leaned how to give a proper speech to the class and get to talk to a lot of people in the class. it gave me a lot of ideas by reading the chapter articles from the online. I mean It was a lot of reading but it was worth because it gave me a lot of information how to give speech property. By reading the online chapter it gave me ideas as well who started giving out speeches out to the world which was started from the ancient Greece.  BY joining thid class I’m pretty sure that we will all be able to give a wonderful speech with out any fear any being nervous. we just have to follow the method for the speech that DR gave us to the class as a handout. this class is also about working together as a one team because if we don’t work together we  wont be succeeding.

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

one of the experience relevant to my own life is having team work also being social with the classmates. by being social I can build up a relationship for team work the future so we can help out each other. personally I like talking to people so it is easy for me to built relationship with the classmates. weather or not this communication class relates my life because the purpose of this class is to learn how to speak properly. by taking this class I will be able to talk to my family and my friends better out through my life. by taking this class in better with communication with the customers with the working environment, which is the restraint community. I used to have a struggle with the customers the past explaining stuff about details but by taking this class I am able to understand how to explain to the customers very well and make my English better as well.  so now by getting better at communication through out my life I am now struggling with anything anymore with customers. I am now able to give a better customer service to the customers and make the customers happy. I had a good yelp review recently from the customers that I am very good at communication and have a good energy towards the customers. I started having more energy in job after I started taking this communication class. this class is very worth it that I think of. even though its a a little quick pace I am still able to catch up with this class.

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Kirollos Beniamen

FridaySep 28 at 11:36pm

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1) Since the beginning of the class there has been a lot of information to take in all at once. The most memorable class exercise would be the superhero poses. I think that the superhero poses is a great way to change your mentality and the way you feel when it is used.It was very hard for me to believe when i was doing the exercise for the first time but when i saw the video, it changed the way i looked at the exercise.The video made me realize that there are methods and small exercise that can be preformed to improve your performance to gain confidence and courage. I found out that using the poses outside of class does help me feel comfortable and not as anxious as i would be.I found out that not only does it affect your performance it also affects your psychological mindset. using this is the quickest way to gain confidence.

2)The experience that is most relevant to my own life by giving me confidence in my actions that I’m taking.It’s hard for me to participate in activities, it made me get out of my bubble that i put myself in every time i do something new.The most important lesson for me that i walked away with was me learning to overcome an obstacle. The superhero poses by far has helped me since our first class meeting. I have recently used the superhero pose when i was at a meeting once i did the pose it completely changed my mood towards the meeting plus it provided me a confidence boost which in most of the time I need a boost. Once i did the superhero pose i walked in that meeting with my head up and ready to tackle on anything that they would throw at me.

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  • 1:23pmSep 30 at 1:23pm
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  • Good afternoon Kirollos!
  • I am glad I ran into your post because I too, can relate to the same struggles you caught yourself in. Hiding in a bubble is what we all tend to do whenever we are exposed to new situations. Additionally, during speech time, it’s hard to deliver what you intended to share with your audience if these insecurities take over. This is where the robotic tone or even forgetting what you are talking about comes in. BUT lucky for us, the superhero poses you mentioned above, really do work. The video showed us all that maybe we should give it a try because research shows that expanding yourself (physically) boosts your confidence level during intense situations like speeches. You caught that and you gave it a try.
  • This technique is something you remembered and tried out in a meeting and your results made your confidence sky rocket. Reading your post has motivated me into giving the superhero poses a try at work since I talk to hundred of clients weekly. Sometimes I get questions and concerns thrown at me also and I need to accept that feeling uncomfortable is scary but instead, can be reversed and reinforced asconfidence by using the superhero poses. One of my favorites is the chin up method (PS: I’m pretty short in size, so this helps) Kudos to you!

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Brittiny Robinson

YesterdaySep 29 at 7:07pm

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1) In terms of our class, you have experienced a lot so far since Week One. For example, there was lecture material, class discussions, online work, textbook chapter info, handouts, class exercises, right? Briefly list some of the more memorable ones.

This class has been very informative thus far on the different ways to communicate an idea or information in a way that will intrigue an audience. What I have learned is that it is not about the speaker but more about your audience. If you are not in a position that requires you to conduct speech’s on a daily basis in front of an audience it can be very nerve racking and stressful. I found the Big Six handout to be very helpful while preparing for a speech. The Big Six is a list of six important components to remember while delivering your speech. I also found the library citation report to be very helpful when researching for a speech and how to narrow your search by using “keywords” and specific dates and time frames. Before this class I had no idea what the “sandwich method” was and now I can confidently say that I can do a proper sandwich method citation when preparing my speech outline. The text also offers a lot of  information on the history, value, and importance of communication and how it impacts our daily lives whether we are aware of it or not.

 

2) Consider at least one of the experiences listed above. How is it relevant to your OWN life? Be sure to provide details unique to you such that only YOU could have said this. Include “I” statements.

In my experience with communication I can say that utilizing the Big Six is very important not only while giving a speech to an audience but when talking to a group of people or an individual person. I have not given many speeches but I have had to do presentations, interviews, and conduct interviews/ group meetings. The most important aspects of communicating I would have to say are eye contact, volume, and speaking rate. These all fall into the big six and are very important for any type of communication setting.

 

 

 

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