Please reflect on your news article speech by writing one well-written and thought-out paragraph. Use complete sentences and correct grammar. Upper classmen should be writing paragraphs with compound and complex sentences that are a minimum of six sentences long. Things to consider (you do not need to include all of them)
- Eye Contact
- Audience Feedback
- Voice (Rate/Volume/Variation)
- Gestures (How did they go? How did you feel?)
- Confidence Level
- Introduction and Conclusion
- Facial Expressions
What went well? What do you need to work on? Be as specific as possible!
If you were recorded, please watch your YouTube video and use that in your reflection as well.
In addition, leave feedback for at least two students. Feedback should be specific and original. Please leave feedback under that student's reflection if possible.
YouTube Videos Day 1:ReplyDelete
I tried to maintain eye contact but it is was weird as I focused on the camera or my notes more aggressively than people. Though I was sweating pretty badly I was not really nervous. Audience feed back was positive as stated by one person ( I can't remember who said it). Preparation- I read it thirty times at home, ten more at school, and lastly five more times in the class of speech. Voice- okay but there is one part where my voice dips and it is unclear to what im saying if you are not looking at a transcript. Gestures- needs more. Poise- still not very sure what the difference between poise and nervousness or preparation is. Confidence level- In life I always believe the worst outcome is to happen and so if it does not occur I have something to actually be happy about for a while. Introduction , exit- Weak sauce They could have other material but I was not very sure what I wanted to talk about. Organization- not really sure what is needed by organization. I had an outline, I had a notes about the speech, I had back up material ready, and other good stuff. Facial Expression- I do not believe you need to express movements of the face to get a point across and as a result I have this problem because I'm an introvert and most of you people are not.ReplyDelete
Accessibility of Encryption
With my varying prejudices I hope you should all know I view most politicians with simple disdain, as I would just call them psychopaths in general. History has proved time after time that they have betrayed the trust of the people of this Republic and because of that they will find no respect from me ever. I am going to take the grand opportunity today to give you one of my favourite quotes about politicians. This is by Benjamin Franklin and it goes like this “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.” Now to give a little context for this quote you should know that people are the lambs and politicians are the wolves. Now you may be wondering why I am talking about politicians so much all of a sudden right? Well it is because of recently occurring events in Minnesota where Government officials are legally allowed to use private email accounts to conduct official business.
A.Private email accounts allow for a governing body to cut back on expenses.
B.Private email accounts restrict accessibility of information.
C.A increased risk of information being stolen follows suite with privatization of email accounts
A.Accessibility of information by the public has become harder to request.
B.Accessibility of information by government bodies has become harder to request.
C.Monitoring of government officials ( Ex. Council Members) has become harder to follow.
A.Privatization of email accounts allow for cut backs of tax dollar spending on official government servers and email accounts.
B.Increased privatization allows for increased rates of incidence as information is not being stored or shared safely.
C.Accessibility and Monitoring of government officials who use private email accounts has become harder.
Now as you may have guessed I have very mixed feelings about this topic. Privatization is cost effective and may operate just as exceptionally as official provided accounts but at the same time people are losing their voice in this government. It easier to hold back information immediately compared to politicians who use the provided official government email accounts. Any person may look back at project Ultra featuring the uncrackable Enigma code and laugh as the government allowed the deaths of a few to save many or they can look presently at Hillary Clinton's slip up about private email usage. Truthfully whether it is your friend or a politician I ask that you take into consideration once again what you believe is the factual truth that they indeed are saying to you and why you trust that truth more than any other. For those of you listening to my speech, thank you kindly.
This is the speech in full.
You did a great job on your speech! Lots of information and very informative!Delete
I thoroughly enjoyed your speech. I really like the choice of quote at the beginning it fit well with the rest of your speech and caught our attention. It was cool to learn about your views and opinions but I do think your gestures could have been more clear. Overall a very interesting and informative speech looking forward to your future ones.Delete
I thought your speech was very thought prevoking. I agreed with almost everything you said. Your biggest concern I think is that you should be more confident.Delete
I thought your speech was great! You really know how to keep the audience interested even if they're not interested in that specific topic. You were also very poised. Great speech!Delete
I enjoyed your speech a lot. I personally am not into politics as much as you are, but you were very informative and knowledgeable on the topic. It is good to see that you are very opinionated on your topic and you were able to translate that into your speech!Delete
I thought your speech was great and informative! I'm not the politics person like you, but it was very well put together and you had great poise nice job!Delete
You're speech was both informative and intriguing at the same time. I like how you avoided the political aspect of your article as much as you could and didn't go off on a tangent about your personal views, I think it helped everyone connect, not just the people with you exact same views.Delete
For my news article speech, I felt very well prepared and less nervous than the introduction speech. I feel I made good eye contact and didn't fidget or sway much. I lost my train of thought a few times and probably could have used more transitions or organized my thoughts a bit better beforehand. I also felt I was somewhat quiet at times, hopefully the people in the back could hear me. The camera surprisingly didn't make me nervous at all and I honestly forgot it was there while I was speaking because I was focused on the audience. Overall, I liked this speech much better than the first one.ReplyDelete
You looked very comfortable up there! I thought you were well prepared and you had a lot of good information! Great job!Delete
I enjoyed listening to your speech. You connected with me because a lot of our views were the same. You seemed very comfortable and presented good information. I thought your topic was interesting and I could tell you did outside research. Really good speech!Delete
I really enjoyed your speech. You were very poised, confident, knowledgeable, and passionate about your topic, which always livens up the speech and makes it more interesting to the audience. Keep up the great work!Delete
I thought your speech was awesome! You had very good arguments about your topic and you informed us well on the subject. I like how you gave your opinion and threaded it into the speech as a whole. I could also tell you were very well prepared.Delete
Kendra, I loved your speech. You talked about an important topic that needs more attention. You seemed well prepared and quite confident. At times I had a hard time hearing you, but overall your speech was nicely done.Delete
I mainly focused on gestures for my speech. I thought that I used enough of them in a good way. Although you couldn't do much with a prison wanting beds, I felt that I covered the topic fairly well and with good knowledge of the situation that was at hand. I still need to work on absolutely no shaking of the hands or body when I am presenting. Overall, I am looking forward to the next speech and hope to do better in every upcoming one.ReplyDelete
I thought you did a very good job on your speech! I really liked the story you told in the beginning of your speech and your gestures.Delete
I thought that your speech was very well put together. You made a touch topic into something interesting.Delete
Your speech was really well put together! I really liked how you grabbed the audience's attention in the beginning and you kept the attention though the rest of it. Overall, it was a very solid speech!Delete
My favorite part of your speech was the beginning, the personal story is a good way to connect with the audience and it grabbed my attention. You took a small topic that seemed kind of boring and insignificant and turned it into an entire speech which stayed interesting and had me intrigued. You also seemed confident and prepared. Good job!Delete
It is true that your speech was a difficult one. You made a short and not very informative news clipping into a well put together speech that made everyone wanting to hear more about your ideas. I also liked how you told us a little about when you were taken to a jail to see what it was like and to have a lasting impression on you not to commit crime. Well presented and well rehearsed.Delete
For my second speech I felt a lot more comfortable than in my first speech! I felt less nervous going up there and I felt like I had more of a confidence as I presented. I practiced only 3 times the night before and like 2 more times the morning of. I did feel like I did not have a lot or even enough information from my news article. I was glad I chose the news article I did. I thought it was easy enough for me to get issues and an impact out of.ReplyDelete
I thought your intro speech was well done and this speech was even better. You seemed very confident and relaxed.Delete
I really thought this was a somewhat scary topic to take on, as it's not something a lot of people are comfortable discussing, but you handled it excellently. Your opinions were strong throughout the speech and you had one common thread of information that stayed consistent throughout the entire talk, making your ideas organized and well-transitioned. You seemed more confident in this speech than the last one as well, your eye contact really made it easy to stay focused on what you were saying. You spoke slowly and clearly enough that it was easy to understand. Great job!Delete
Sarah, I thought your speech went very well. You seemed very confident and comfortable. Your improving so much nice job!Delete
I think your speech was well done and also well prepared for. Your first speech you seemed to be a little nervous to speak, but in this one, you looked like you could conquer the world. I saw no fright and you presented your speech almost perfectly. The only negative that I saw was that I did not see all three gestures, I only saw two, but the two that I saw fit in well with what you were saying. Bravo.Delete
Sarah, you did very well on gestures. It made your speech more interesting. You always looked around to the audience. Your beginning with a very good question which brought me to your topic. Good jobDelete
My second speech I felt a lot more prepared and comfortable. I practiced three times and worked on working in my gestures. I didn't feel like my gestures were forced which was a goal of mine. I struggled maintaining eye contact which is something I will work on for future speeches. I also struggled a little bit with nerves my voice started to shake a little bit and I had to pause. I think it will only get better as the semester progresses. I thought my news article was interesting but the information it gave was sparse. Overall I am satisfied with my speech and I think my future speeches will only get better.ReplyDelete
I thought your speech was very well done and put together. I liked how you kept the audience engaged.Delete
I really liked your speech because you choose a really interesting topic and that really got my attention right away.Delete
You really got me engaged and interested in your speech. You seemed very comfortable in front of everyone.Delete
Although we could see that you were kind of nervous during your speech, the information given during it made up for the nerves and then some. The article was not very informative but you were still able to expand on it and make a lengthy speech on it. Nice Job.Delete
I thought that I did not do as well as I could this speech. I did not practice as much as I should have. I also felt my gestures were not noticeable. I did not feel as nervous for this speech but I did not feel as confident as I am in other things. Next time I will try to practice a bit more. Overall I think I did not do to bad but I really need to improve.ReplyDelete
I thought you did very well and it seemed like you were prepared, even though you said you didnt practice much.Delete
I thought this speech went very well for me. I practiced more, tried to talk more slowly, and use more transition words throughout the speech. I think the format of the notes (outline) really helped to keep me focused and organized and to get my topic across more easily. I think I improved from my second speech greatly because I learned the type of audience and how it actually feels to be up at the podium. I wasn't very nervous because of the same reason as before. I hope to keep improving at this rate and to continue to learn more through the speeches to come.ReplyDelete
Your Bible verse introduction was a great way to tie in the Christian faith we teach here at Martin Luther with an every-day topic. Your strong faith has been evident in your speeches so far and I think that's a really good quality, as it helps us as Christian students connect. Your speech also taught me something new, which made it memorable.Delete
Krista, I thought your speech went very well! My favorite part was your introduction. One thing to keep in mind for next time is to not use so many filler words such as "um" or "like." Overall, I really enjoyed your speech!Delete
I thought your speech went well. Your gestures were clear and fit with what you were saying and the transition was smooth and well rehearsed. In the end, I though your speech was wonderful and informative. I also enjoyed the bible verse that you used with it.Delete
Overall, I am very confident about how I did on this speech. I believe that I did well with the gestures in particular. I even decided to add a few extra gestures that were not already included in my outline while I was standing up there. They felt much more natural than they did when I gave my introduction speech. Another thing that went well was that I was not nervous at all. My hands didn't shake and in general, I felt relaxed and composed. One thing that I could still work on are transitions. In this speech, the transitions felt awkward to me. I do not think the speech flowed as nicely as it could have.ReplyDelete
Your speech was by far my favorite one, you seemed very confident and comfortable up there and your introduction had my attention immediately. You had some great points that were very well-organized and that made the speech flow very nicely and got your point across without having to ramble or anything. You transitioned great, I could always see how two of your points connected. Overall awesome job, and I already see improvements from the first speech!Delete
Your speech seemed to be a lot smoother than your first speech. It was put together well and made sense. You used transitions well and didn't have to stop to think about what you wanted to say next after stating one of your sub-topics. The gestures you did were not stressed and fit perfectly in with what you were saying. This being only the second speech of the semester, I can't wait to hear the next one.Delete
Honestly, this speech went a little rougher than my introduction speech. I was very confident in my first speech but not this speech so much. I was scared that I was going to mess up my information and I didn't have the confidence I usually do because of the fact that I was familiar with my subject. I practiced five times but I feel like more was needed. I had an interruption as a staff member walked in with a cart and I thought I did fairly well with dealing with that. I was fairly nervous and my hands were definitely shaking. Due to this, I spoke quickly and I definitely stuttered. I need to also work on my transitions.ReplyDelete
Randi, I thought you were a lot more confident than you say in your reflection. You didn't mess up when that staff member walked in, which I definitley couldn't have pulled off. Your conclusion seemed a bit rushed, but you pulled it in nicely and did a good job of improvising. Your speech was entertaining and kept my attention and you spoke very loudly and clearly, so I could barely tell you were nervous. Good job!Delete
To be honest, you were so confident in front of the class that I couldn't tell that your information was unorganized like you said, (even if it was). You had very good volume so I never had to strain to listen to some of your words, complex or not. You barely had nothing to go off of i your article and you made something off of it that kept me interested and not bored. The most important part that caught my eye was when there was "interference" when that woman walked in with her books and just decided not to wait and still continue to walk into the classroom. You acknowledged her and just kept on going, not thinking of the interference that just took place. If you would've drawn more attention to that interference, it would've gotten the classes attention off of you and to the woman but you didn't and that was superb! Overall, I saw a very solid speech.Delete
I thought this speech still went well even if you don't think it was up to par with what you believe you can do. This was not an easy topic to elaborate on without getting into a heated debate with the rest of the class but I think that you walked that line well and didn't step too far over on each side. You may not have thought this speech was amazing but it still got the point across to everyone and didn't put anyone to sleep. (I think)Delete
After giving my speech, I feel as if it went fairly well. I was confident with my speech and I practiced 3 times which was good enough for me. I definitely need to work on my eye contact and looking around the room more in general. I was not very nervous at all and I did not feel as if my gestures were forced at all. I probably need to work on my voice tone and my introduction a little bit more though.ReplyDelete
For this speech, I felt less nervous than the first speech. I also felt a bit less prepared. If I could go back and change something about my speech I would've liked to have practiced more. I feel that I practiced too much on the intro speech and not enough on the News Article speech. I definitely used filler words like "um" less. I thought the speech went pretty well and it sounded good. Thanks for listening.ReplyDelete
I liked your speech. Good eye contact, overall good speechDelete
I thought that you did a great job at defending the airport in your speech. You brought up facts as to how many planes come in and out of the airport each day and why the people living there have no right to complain. Overall it was a pretty good speech and your eye contact seemed flawless. Nice job.Delete
I feel that I did a lot better on this speech than the first one. I was not nervous at all while speaking but I think I did talk a little bit fast again. I thought that I found a good common ground with the audience when relating this article to the office. On the other hand my speech was a little short I think and I don't think I used gestures well, while I was speaking they would kind of sneak up on me and I would already pass the line where I was supposed to use my gesture. Overall I think that I did wellReplyDelete
I really liked how you connected your topic with a very funny TV show and that really drew me in from the start.Delete
You did talk a little on the fast side but it was still slow enough that I think we all were still able to understand what you were saying. The overall content of the speech seemed to be pretty strong. Although the gestures seemed to be pretty stressed they still fit in with what you were saying. You delivered the speech well and did not stutter or forget what to say, I believe this came from more preparation and practice. Well done.Delete
Going into this speech I felt a little nervous because I was starting to lose my voice and I was getting sick. I felt like I had to cough and sniffle quite a bit when I was up there so I couldn't get my words out as clearly as I would've liked to. On the other hand, I felt like I did my job by speaking loud enough and my gestures were good. I felt like my eye contact was decent, but I could've used a little more practice so I knew my outline better. I also felt like I had said "um" a few times because I was trying to decide what to say next instead of taking a pause. Overall that speech could've used a little more work, but i didn't think it was horrible.ReplyDelete
I think your speech was okay, I think that you need to practice a little more next time thoughDelete
I liked your speech. I like how you really stated how you felt about it. You looked confident and ready for the speech. You had good gestures and good eye contact. Nice job.Delete
I liked your speech, Nate. You looked like you were well prepared with lots of practice. With that practice, you also seemed pretty confident. Overall though, great job!Delete
Nate, even though you were sick, you still pulled off a pretty great speech. It was informative and kept our attention on the topic. There were a few unnecessary pauses but you were able to pull it all back together and make sense of all of it. Well done.Delete
I thought that I did not do as well as I could this speech. I did not practice as much as I should have. If I were to be more prepared I would've done better, also I wasn't very confident because of being so nervous. Overall I thought it went ok, but I need improvement.ReplyDelete
I felt that I did well in my speech. There are a few things that I need to work on. I need to work on my eye contact and my flow of things in my speech. Other than that I felt good. I felt prepared for my speech. I had a topic that I already knew a good amount of. I feel good about the speeches coming up and am ready to fix the things I mentioned that were not good.ReplyDelete
I liked your speech in a number of reasons, but I'm just going to cut it down to three. First of all, you looked like you were well prepared. You also looked like you were very organized with what you wanted to say. Finally, what I like the most about your speech though was how you tied in the hunting season in Wisconsin to the packers hunting down the bears when they're playing in Green Bay.Delete
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Frankly speaking, I did practice 5 times for my speech. But I just found that I am not good at telling other people's story and recent news. Even I did outline, I still can not tell the news clearly. Maybe I need to practice 10 times, because my English skill is still not good enough yet. In the last part, when I was telling about situation in my hometown, I felt comfortable with that. I will look around and try to make eye contact. In the future, I will try to solve my problem and get better.ReplyDelete
Even though your English might not have been at the level you wanted it to be at your speech was still understandable and I think that maybe the language barrier might have actually kept some of us more involved in understanding what it was that you were saying. The speech overall seemed to have good content. The only critique that I have is that I could not tell when you actually made your gestures because your hands were always up and moving. Great job though!Delete
This speech felt a little rough to me. I made good eye contact, but the gestures felt really stressed. I practiced for this speech 3 or 4 times. I decided to take the subject of school wide WiFi because I thought it would be a good challenge. And boy was it, I struggled to find out information about this topic because, quite honestly, it's not really great news. It was hard to make this speech long enough but in the end, at home I was able to do it in 4 minutes but at school presenting it was a little over two and a half, I need to talk slower. My introduction felt to me like it was solid and fit with the topic well but my conclusion was a pretty rough. I didn't have an real opinion as to whether they did the right thing or not and I think that drastically took away from my speech. To summarize, I was confident when I went up but not as much coming down, my speech went well but I believe that I can do better.ReplyDelete
To be honest, I never viewed WiFi in that perspective until I heard your speech Bryan. It helped me to realize and be thankful of the WiFi that we each have in most places that we go. You covered your topic very well with not only facts but your own opinion on your thoughts of the school and its internet.Delete
I liked your speech. I felt that you had looked up the information that you talked about. It really made me think of what we had growing up with little to no connection to the internet. I can see how it would be hard to get online homework done with no wifi. Nice job.Delete
For my second speech of the year, I feel like it didn't go to great for me. First of all, I feel like I didn't manage my time as good as I should have. Secondly, I thought when I was talking I didn't speak too loud and I thought I mumbled quite a bit. To solve this, I need to practice more and practice talking slower, clearer, and also use some pauses in between my sentences. Overall, I feel like I should just practice until I feel comfortable and in the future set times on days of when I will work on my speech.ReplyDelete
I think you did very well on your reflection. You organized your mistakes and I think you will improve a lot next time! You looked very calm during your speech. Because I felt very nervous during my speech, so I need learn it from you.Delete
I thought that your speech went much better than your ice-breaker speech. You made better eye contact and weren't just reading off of your paper the whole time. Everything went pretty well though. The only other critique that I have is that your conclusion seemed to be a little weak and I don't think that we actually realized that your speech was done. Overall though, you made a great improvement from your last speech and I think you will do even better on the next.Delete