Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Today in class we had a terrific experience learning the aspects that make a person a good or bad public speaker. We even got the chance to practice and get feedback from our classmates.
The public speaking issues that were addressed in class basically concerned those things that affect people’s ability to speak in public like nervousness and fidgeting. In addition we covered things that can help calm these kinds of reactions.
I really had fun listening, observing, and participating in class. The one thing I really liked was that people were open and willing to give both good and bad criticism. In addition, no one was harsh, disrespectful, or stuck up. Everyone attempted to contribute and help facilitate conversation.
The conversations we basically had were on our Action Plans and what we want to do. Also, we talked a bit about the class and the changes that we have come across.
In addition to class presentations we also got the chance to participate in several activities. The activity really hit the mark and a couple of my fellow classmates actually broke down. It is great to make friends and to care so deeply about them even though you have barely met them. There was so much that was covered through our activity on diversity. The whole thing took around three hours, but we played different games. Most of the games really required self-analysis. After this event people really felt closer and with much more to relate too.