Taking a speech course this semester has helped me to apprehend the difference between good and great communication skills. I have improved in many categories but also have numerous areas that need work. Actively participating in the various activities and speeches required for this course have helped me grow as a person and my skills in building relationships, but also helped me to realize the things I need to work on.
This semester has opened my eyes to what I have excess knowledge in thus far as my communication skills and what I have improved in during this class. I understand how to focus my attention on the audience in a more effective way so as to better relay the information presented. The audience feels more educated when they feel spoken to at a personal level and believe that what I am saying as the speaker is truly important to them. However I also have things I need to improve on thus involving public speaking.
To tell you everything I need to improve on involving my speech skills, well let’s just say I could probably write a book about it. However, one of the main areas would most likely be my personal vocabulary and anxiety. I know that when I go up to give my speech like any normal person I get nervous and scared that I am going to screw up somehow. And unfortunately my nerves get the best of me and my words get jumbled while I start to forget what I’m even talking about. Most of the time I can contain this and recover partially through my speech but sometimes it can become a disaster. The beneficial part is that
I can identify with these problems and hopefully fix them through heaps of practice and trial and error.
When this class is over I hope that I get many chances to show off what I learned as a communications student. Hopefully my speeches will come to me at ease and my nerves won’t get the best of me in the future. As I grow as a person my nerves will slowly disintegrate and I will be able to become...