After watching the video, I can say that I rely too much on my PowerPoint and visual presentation. I need to work a bit harder on making sure I'm prepared for the presentation with note cards. If I can remember this I believe that I would make a descent presenter. Also, sometimes when I'm nervous I will use too many hand gestures as well as play with my hair. That's something I know I do and that I need to work hard on. But like I said, besides that I'm doing pretty good with my presentations.
I agree with you I always have to do when I'm nervous during a presentation I would rock back and forth. But I believe you can get rid of that being nervous and speak without notecards. You will be a champ if you can do that.
I get extremely nervous also but instead of having a lot of hand movements I sway A LOT! I also not as prepared with my note cards as I should be.
Kaitlyn, I understand the feeling, we use Powerpoint's to use as a crutch when we don't have anything else in our knowledge to use.
I too used to rely a lot on my PowerPoint when giving a presentation. This class, however, is teaching me to be prepared and to not rely on my PowerPoint for my presentation and I can see that it's also doing the same for you.
Kaitlyn, I agree with you that we need to be prepared! Also, being prepared with notecards will help you not be so dependent on the PowerPoint because thee notecards will still have your presentation on them even if you don't have the right slide behind you.
I do the same thing. I used really I catching transitions to make sure that the audience will maintain attention
I'm the same way with being too dependent on my power point. I think it's just because I don't memorize my speech well enough.
I also rely a lot on my power point. It is like a crutch that I need to get used to not having.
I think that the best way for you to solve your problem of looking at your PowerPoint too much is to study and practice saying the information you have. Having note cards can help a lot because you aren't just reading off of the board, which can make the audience feel distracted or disconnected from your presentation.
I agree with you. I'm going to need to work on my preparedness and my nervous ticks.
I can agree to the ideas of being more prepared. Because so far I have not been at all. I tend to sway and tap my feet as a nervous gesture. That's what i think i would have to work on to make my presentations as good as they should be.
I really think when I speak I don't make a long conversation. It would be short like I would barely speak I think my problem is I really don't speaking much with other people. Also what could help is being prepare for speeches and practice with family and friends.
Preparing for speeches is very important and with lots of practice you'll fly through presentations with no worries.
Practicing with family and friends is always a good idea. This will help you be more prepared and it'll help you to not be as nervous when speaking to an audience.
Brett, I think preparing your speeches and practicing with your family is a great idea because then you could preview your own speech and have a feel for the day you present it. It'll be good for your self-esteem and confidence.
Speaking in front of friends and family is a good way to help yourself.
Sometimes making your speech super quick isn't always a good thing. You may miss a topic. or you maynot cover it enough so you may have people lose interest because you didn't give enough details.
I'm with you on this. Sometimes it's best to give a little detail on what you're talking about.
I also keep my presentations short and sweet. I feel like I would grab the audience's attention if I went more into detail.
I tend to sit in the class before I'm next up to speak, and i have it all planned out. then when i make it to the front I don't execute as I should. I just get to the front and rush my speech.
I have a same problem that I don't have long conversations and you're right practice should help you learn to give more details
After watching this video I realize that I have a lot of things to work but a couple of things that sticks out are preparing and going over my presentation the night before, this will help me become more organized and more aware of what I'm presenting. I also need ways to grab the audience and keep them focused on what I'm saying and make sure they know what I'm trying to tell them.To over come this is just to practice and go over everything ahead of time.
Anazzsa, preparation for any speech is key. you can never be too prepared.
Like they say practice makes perfect, and by studying your presentation the night before you will definitely be more prepared when speaking, it will also help catch everyone's attention like you said.
I get what you mean to make your presentation eye appealing I think mine is bad for the audience because I don't think it brings like a little joy to them.
I also need to work more diligently in organizing everything in my mind. I just need to actually study my speech.
Being prepared for a speech shows that you took the assignment or task seriously. It also shows that you are very organized and responsible. Practice is very important when it comes to giving speeches. It helps you become a better speaker, and it makes the presentation more enjoyable.
After watching the video I know for sure that I use a lot of filler words and I move my feet a lot which takes peoples attention from my speech that I would be presenting. To fix this I feel like I should plant my feet in one spot and stay their. This will be hard to do at first, but eventually it'll stick. Also, to fix the filler words increase my vocabulary to ensure I don't use those filler words as often while at the same time making my presentation that much better with good vocabulary.
Dylan, I also move my feet a lot. I know that it is because I am a very nervous all the time which is probably the reason you do it as well!!!
Dylan, I think a lot of people have your problem when they're nervous and move their feet a lot. It's just naturally being nervous but you'll get over it soon and be confident enough that you won't have to move your feet.
Increasing your vocabulary could help but another thing that could help with filler words is to remain calm and study your material
There are many key factors that come into play order to become a great public speaker. For example, some people are natural born public speakers, others on the other hand aren't. As I was watching this video I realized that I make many mistakes while speaking publicly. I tend to use filler words like "so" very often and I start moving from side to side when I get nervous. In order, to overcome those mistakes, I could expand my vocabulary and perhaps be a little more confident in myself. This would prevent me from getting nervous.
Yes Giselle, by expanding your vocabulary you will gain confidence and hopefully get over that nervousness when speaking in public.
Moving around while presenting does show you are nervous. I'm sure with more practice you'll stop.
I fell like mistakes are always going to happen that's a part of learning. To mix those mistakes to make us better as human beings over all is the key.
I think one of my major mistakes is that when I am speaking I don't expand on the bullet points on the PowerPoint. I definitely am the type of person that will just read all the points on the PowerPoint and be done. I really need to work on it because one I'm very dependent that the PowerPoint has the right points on it and two the points on the PowerPoint isn't enough information for the presentation.
I would usually be that type of person as well, just read the bullets and never expand on points. Expanding on some bullets or maybe just one and telling a story about that bullet is a helpful way.
Yeah I had a hard time expanding, especially when you're infront of everyone else trying to think.
Elaborating is also hard for me. I think if you prepare more before the speech that should help.
While watching the video, I also realized I have a couple of things to work on. I've always said that being prepared by knowing what you are going to talk about and doing a little more research on the presentation is the most important. Dominating the topic is extremely helpful. One of the things I really need to work on is getting to know my audience, that way I can connect with them and catch their attention a little bit easier. By doing this I will certainly be more confident and get less nervous.
Getting to know the audience is a great way to feel comfortable. I am sure that I also have to work on auch thing since I never know if its a good idea to say rhis or that.
To me it's all about the audience because they choose if you suck or if you was good. So in my opinion it all depends on them and if they like your presentation.
I am sure that I do have problems with I do give a speech. The firsy one being moving around and getting the audience all tangled up. I am sure I can fix that but it will take some time. The same goes when I bent my note cards. Its mostly because I don't know what to say, is I should have said this or should I not. I still get nervous but I know I can fix that by making the audience laugh; become a little bit more comfortable.
I think a lot of people just need to work on being more confident in themselves. Also, be more prepared.
I feel like I don't have very many mistakes but if I were to point out one, it would be that I am dependent on my note cards a lot. Also, I think I need to explain more when talking about a topic on my bullet point, instead of just saying it and going on to the next thing. I can overcome these things by possibly practicing in my own time by myself and looking over the presentation the day before presenting.
I also struggle with relying on my note cards too often and I would most likely be failing this class if I didn't have them. What we could do is practice ahead of time and memorize what you wrote or just write out something that's easy for you to memorize.
I use a lot of filler words and I don't elaborate on what I say that much. I almost go too fast one my speaking because of that. I also need to work on my confidence while speaking. Also at points I depended on my note cards s little too much because I didn't memorize the presentation.
I also need to work on going straight off the cards. Maybe reading the slides over and over can help with that
One mistake I know I make is relying on how my PowerPoint looks. I try to make it entertaining looking but I may not focus enough on the details. another one that I make is that I don't really know my audience. so I try to make jokes and be funny to see how they react abd go from there.
I also rely on how my PowerPoint looks, therefor like it was said in the video, I overdependent on my visuals. I could improve on this by practicing my speech without them.
I'm obviously not a great speaker. Im far from it. So I took a lot from the video. One that really stood out to me however is preparing since the night before, maybe earlier. I usually start preparing for a speech all morning before the I give it. However, at this point I'm already really nervous. I think now that maybe if I prepared myself better much earlier I will see my public speaking get better.
I feel like practicing the day before can help improve upon speeches. I also need to do this in order to eliminate my need for visuals.
I need to work on projecting my voice a lot more. When giving a presentation I have to make sure everyone can hear me. Also maybe elaborate on the points in the slides more.
I know my main downfall when it came to our speeches in class was I didn't study them or work hard enough to memorize what I wanted to say, but I could easily fix this by just taking another ten or twenty minutes making my notecards. I also have a leg twitch that I need to focus on so I don't have it anymore.
I have the same problem about studying or memorizing my speeches and we can fix that by practicing ahead of time.
Makayla i also didn't study maybe as hard as i should for the presentation. Since we couldn't use are power point to look at for guidance i relied more on the note card.
my mistakes are saying um mm too much and moving to much as well i believe that i keep my head down too much but these are the things i need to work on. How am going to fix it i guess just try to be aware that am doing it.
After the video I realized that I don't prepare fully for the presentation. I have always been allowed to look at the PowerPoint. I need to get out of that habit to become a better speaker.
Tanner i also don't prepare myself fully for the presentation. In the past years teachers has always let us use the power point to look at Mr.Dickson is the first teacher that has not let us use the presentation while presenting.
I believe I rely to much on my note cards when I speak and speaking clearly. Something I can do to prevent that is practicing my speech beforehand and clear out my throat before I speak.
I feel like I don't have very many mistakes but if I were to point out one,it would be that i don't look up very often. If there's one thing I could change before the presentation is that I usually start preparing for a speech all morning before the I give it. However, at this point I'm already really nervous. Therefore it causes me to either not speak up during my speech or not look up from my notecards.
One piece of advice I can give you would be to pay attention to what you put in your presentation while making it, so that you don't have to rely so much on your note cards! Keep up the good work.
As i watched this video i realized that i would become a better public speaker by practicing a little bit more on the things i do while speaking which is using "like " so much. I can change this by trying to delete "like" while i give my next presentations in the future.
Seeing the man explain everything in the video about speeches I know it's always best to be prepared and to have a second plan in place for your presentation.
After watching this video I can tell that I definitely need to work on some of my bad habits while speaking in public. One which is my swing leg. When I speak I tend to have a nervous tick in my leg that I need to fix. I also use the filler word "like" which can take the listeners attention away from the point I am trying to get across.
I also have the tendency to away my leg while presenting. I think we can overcome this habit easily, if we really set our mind to it.
I see that there are quite a few habits I need to work on, such as a swaying legs and nervous hands. I also am trying to get out of the habit of looking back at the presentation. I think with more practice I can get out of these habits easily.
I believe a habit I have that I need to work on is my over-dependence on visuals, I feel like I need to have a physical model or representation to look at and speak about in order to get my point across. I think I can improve upon this mistake by just practicing speeches more. Each time I practice I try to use visuals less and less until the point where my need for them is eliminated.
One of the things that I need to work on is not expanding on key points. I know what I want to say before I give my speech, but I forget to say a lot of things that I had originally planned to. I could work on this by not trying to rush things while giving a presentation, and being confident and comfortable with what I'm saying. I am also very dependent on visuals. When giving presentations, I feel as though I need to be experiencing the same thing that my audience is, and I need to work on that. I need to study my notecards more, and not just read off of the powerpoint.
A couple things I need to work on is my nervous ticks and carrying out my voice. Sometimes my nervousness will take over and I wont be able to stop moving but, I know I can fix it. Also, my voice doesn't carry out very well period so, this one is going to be tough to fix bit with practice I can accomplish anything.
On my last speech or presentation i was not prepared at all, i wasn't exactly nervous either because i'm used to doing things on whem, what really stuck to me though is being told i need to be more serious and not to take everything as a joke. I could agree, and say that's an aspect i need to work on, along with being better prepared while im presenting such as, well, having note cards to organize what i am going to say or talk about. The video talks about the mistakes that you can make while giving a speech and i think it's important to take these into a count when you are trying to get a point across especially if you're in a debate.
I have to tendency to not take the speaking serious. I could work on that by just not joking around so much when im giving a speech
After watching the video, I believe that I rely on my PowerPoint too much and I don't make long conversations. They way I could fix this is probably make better notecards and not look at the PowerPoint as much. The other I could learn to put more detail into the topics I present
Some of my public speaking mistakes are relying on the power point and not making bullet points short enough, and not being prepared. Most of the time i am prepared to present a power point but sometimes i have slacked off so my power point wasn't ready. I really like to look at the power point one reason is because it gives me a reason not to look at the audience.
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