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Self Reflection: Object Speech Syeda Pertha

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In preparing for my object speech presentation I came to the realization that I’m obsessed with my mom lol. We’ve really come along way. I always learned that I’ve grown a lot because I wasn’t nervous at all, until it was actually time to present. The object speech help transform myself because I’ve learned that although I may be shy sometime I really have a lot of courage. Having courage and confidence in yourself makes a major difference in presenting. If you are confident in what your speaking on I believe people will take you more seriously. I also believe that when you come off confident it helps keep your audience engaged. How doesn’t enjoy watching someone who is sure of themselves! I know I love to watch CONFIDENT people preform.

The peer reviews helped a lot, I was happy to see that my peers was really interested in what I had to say. One of my fears while preparing my presentation was keeping my audience engaged. My peer review help me to realize that as long as the topic is interesting and relatable you’ll be fine! If I were to give another object speech I would stand standstill and get  a little more in depth on the topic . My last speech I believe I should have spoke more about the relationships with the people that helped me and my mom rekindle ours.

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After doing the presentation it is clear to me that I still need more practice speaking in front of a crowd. While the choice of object obviously means that I will have a certain degree of familiarity with the subject, I was unable to avoid certain mistakes that have plagued me for years.

First, I found myself using vocal fillers, like “um” and “uh,” to fill in awkward silences. This is particularly troubling because in addition to my familiarity with the subject, there was no time limit for getting information across. The second mistake I made was deviating from my planned “script.” I introduced some anecdotes that I had thought were amusing but forgot to finish them, at least until a classmate asked me about one of them. I think this can be remedied in the future by more rigorous walk-throughs leading up to future presentations, as well as asking myself the all-important question: “Does this anecdote really enhance my story in any way?” I’m not entirely sure that my story about the buffoon character in “War and Peace” really was necessary to illustrate my point.

I also felt like my body language could have been much more relaxed; I have a tendency to fidget and use my hands a lot more than necessary when I’m speaking in front of a large group. Perhaps a more physiologically oriented approach to relaxing would be helpful, such as chewing gum to trick my body into thinking that I’m eating to prevent the heart rate increase associated with the fight or flight response. I think that if I keep these things in mind, and remember that my classmates are just as nervous and judgment free as I am, my next presentation will go much more smoothly.

Self reflection object speech

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Unfortunately due to injury I was unable to present my object in front of my peers, which kind of sucked because I was looking forward to it. I always knew I didn’t feel much pressure in presenting in front of an audience and I wanted to test my ability to do so. In the past I had taken a public speech course and was hoping to replicate the same steps I learned to give a great presentation.

I knew in the past I had issues with eye contact and delivery but hopefully during the next presentation I can try to overcome those flaws. I feel that I’m pretty good at keeping my composure while all the eyes are on me and I will demonstrate that in the future. I know it’s not easy to present in front of all a lot of people and I commend my classmates for doing so as they did a great job.

 

Self-reflection of Object-Speech Presentation – Sunil Ale

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  1. Did you notice any commonalities across your classmates’ presentations? What are they? What did other students’ speeches make you feel?I did notice some commonalities. I discovered that many of my classmates also went for the speech in freer style, which made them sound natural and authentic. I think my speech also sounded the same because I only researched and wrote the background information, but didn’t follow the outlines strictly. Almost all of us had prepared well or at least had given a thought about what we wanted to present. The presentation like any way of communication was a chance to open up to the crowd, or classmates in the particular scenario. We all did open up, shared our thoughts, which has now made the classroom atmosphere more familiar and comfortable. Watching my classmates presenting in front of me gave me a little more time to think and familiarize myself to the stage and how to cover the speech better than how I had imagined earlier. All of their speeches were personal and seeing them present something that’s important to them has made me feel a little closer to them, and vice versa.

  2. What did you learn from the peer reviews? What kind of feedback was the most helpful?
    I have learned a lot from the peer reviews. Some pointed out that I needed to relax while presenting. Maybe, I sounded too excited, I learned that it was the way I presented that made me sound in a rush or too excited. Some pointed out that I repeated some words too much. Some pointed out that I was a little off topic and needed to manage time. I will keep these feedbacks in my mind next time I present in class or outside.  Professor Oh’s comments also highlighted the need for me to organize the speech around a good topic. All kinds of feedbacks were helpful. Apart from negative feedbacks, the appraisals and general comments also have helped with boosting my confidence in speech and with identifying my strengths as well as my weaknesses. Overall, the feedbacks have helped me improve my speaking or speech skill.

  3. How was the experience of giving written feedback for your peers? Did it change the way you listened to your classmates’ presentations?
    On the day of my presentation, I was the last speaker. And I didn’t give feedbacks to anyone on that day. However, I gave feedbacks on the class following the class I presented, the experience was rewarding. Given that I had already presented on the last class, I was better able to give critical feedbacks. By analyzing and giving feedback on peers of my own level in presentation, I was also better able to point out their mistakes as well as impressive traits, identify with them and learn and grow with them. Giving feedback for my peers definitely changed the way I listened to my classmate’s presentation. I was more receptive to their verbal as well as non-verbal communication like voice, tone, body language, energy and eye contact which were also the things I needed to focus on. While giving the feedbacks, I could imagine myself in their position and imagine myself making the same mistakes. But I got to sit back and learn from them instead.

Objective Speech Refletion

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What did you learn from the peer reviews? What kind of feedback was the most helpful?

I feel that when presenting people including myself are so focused on their nerves and in my case not mispronouncing words, that you don’t get to notice if you are doing well or not. I learned from the peer review that the audience was not so focused or maybe didn’t mind or notice how nervous I was. They were more engaged on what I was saying and what I brought to the presentation. Meaning that the feedback I received was not personal but it was more general/impersonal. Getting negative feedback does not always make anyone feel well, but in this case it helped me know that I was on the right track. Now I know to organize what I am going to say not just so I don’t repeat my self but in order to give an efficient speech and fulfill the time asked.

How was the experience of giving written feedback for your peers? Did it change the way you listened to your classmates’ presentations?

Normally when giving verbal feed back you just say comments out loud and the person would most likely know where you are coming from. This feedback most likely would be short and informal. With written feedback on the other hand, it has to be a bit more formal and included more detail. In a way it changed the way I listened to my classmates presentations because I was not just listening on what they had to say or what their presentation was about, but also on what things they did really well and perhaps things they could improve on. This meant that I had to be an active listener throughout the entire presentation.

 If you were to give an object speech again, would you do anything differently? What and why?

I am pretty sure that if anyone got the chance to redo something all over again, they would. So to answer this question, Yes. I feel like I would take all the negative comments in hand and improve on the things that I might have not done well. For example, lets say I was doing my picture book again, I feel that I would of selected a couple pictures out of the book and passed them out and tell the meaning or story behind it.

 

 

 

Object and Reflection

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In preparing for the presentation, did you learn something about yourself? What? How did the object speech transform your self-perception?

Doing a speech in front of people can be very nerve recking and not so easy as people would think. Having everyone directing their full attention on you, you would now have to think that I have to do my best and do a great job at it. I wanted to have an object that represents who I am and what i stand for hence choosing the object I used, even though my audience was well engaged i felt that i could have done much more to keep them entertained. I have learnt that when you have the support of others when you do a presentation it tends to come more easier for you to just relax and speak freely hence the nervousness will disappear.I also learned that i could work on my body language and tone, as this will allow people to see that I am confident and I know what I am about, also asking question is one way in which I could have gotten the class more involved.The object transform my self-perception as I treated the props like it was real and I showed dedication and creativity.I then summarized all about myself and did the speech in my comfort zone and it was a success in my eyes and others.

Did you notice any commonalities across your classmates’ presentations? What are they? What did other students’ speeches make you feel?

Yes there were some  commonalities  in our  presentation as we all showed that same sentiments for our object to which we spoke about and I was able to relate to my peers as we all shared the same common interest. We were able to leave the class with a final message in our minds instead of lost and having to ask more questions. It allowed us to think on the spot as to what will come next. The different speeches however made me  become aware of how people feel and think about different things it gave me an eye opener and left me feeling rejuvenated and and alive. I left the room gaining new knowledge and ideas and that was a plus on the presentations.

What did you learn from the peer reviews? What kind of feedback was the most helpful?

I have learnt that constructive criticism allows you to gain growth and being evaluated when doing a speech we should always use the sandwich method wherein which you give what you liked about the speech then to cushion it you then tell what the speaker could have done better in doing this speech making recommendations will allow us as writers to improve our writing skills and also gain more knowledge. Lastly you close off your evaluation by telling other things you loved about the speech and what you can take from it to make you a better person. My evaluation was very honest and I am now equipped to present a much better speech because I am now appear of how to grab my audience attention  through my evaluation feedbacks.

Object Speech Reflection

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In preparing for the presentation, did you learn something about yourself? What? How did the object speech transform your self-perception

When i was preparing for my presentation i realized that i am not scared to talk about personal stuff that happened, i am just got scared of how people would react during or after my speech. After the speech i realized that i had nothing to be afraid of and i saw that a lot of my fellow peers were supportive and encouraged me to explain what my tattoos meant and what they mean to me.

 

What did you learn from the peer reviews? What kind of feedback was the most helpful?

I learned that i could have went into more detail into how i overcame the events that happened and how they taught me lessons on how to improve myself. The feedback was helpful because now i would be able to go into more detail in my next speech.

If you were to give an object speech again, would you do anything differently? What and why?

i would have changed how i told the class how i overcame the death of my two close friends. I also would have talked more about what i learned after their deaths and how i changed as a person because of it.

Object Speech Reflection

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In preparing for the presentation, did you learn something about yourself? What? How did the object speech transform your self-perception?

In my particular speech I wouldn’t say I necessarily learned something new, more so that I reminded myself of something I had lost. What I lost is the motivation to truly excel. Not just be average at something or even good. Seeing those medals again reminded me of how good I was at that particular thing, and how much better I was at other things than my peers and how I wasn’t realizing my full potential.  I lacked the motivation to be truly great and be better than others at certain things. A big part of achieving want I want in life is to reestablish a great deal of discipline within myself, as that’s probably the most important thing on my road to greatness.

 

How was the experience of giving written feedback for your peers? Did it change the way you listened to your classmates’ presentations?

The experience of giving feedback to my peers was kind of enlightening in the sense that most times I tend to not pay attention to people mostly, not necessarily through fault of their own, but because my own attention is very short sometimes. But for whatever reason I was pretty focused while doing these exercises and I got to actually provide some thoughtful feedback that I feel would contribute to my classmates that got it.

 

If you were to give an object speech again, would you do anything differently? What and why?

If I gave another object speech I would definitely plan out the speech a little bit better. I think I did a pretty good job in the first 3 minutes but I kind of got lost in my thoughts after that point.

object speech reflection

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In preparing for the presentation, did you learn something about yourself? What? How did the object speech transform your self-perception?

in preparing for this speech I was a little nervous and excited at the same time. I was nervous because when I talk about my life or things involving my past, it makes me feel vulnerable especially those first few seconds of beginning the speech. I also felt excited though because I love putting myself out there and letting people get to know the real me, and I feel the object I chose, the microphone, was the best way to show how much I love singing and how it helps me overcome stage fright and fear of the unknown. this speech showed me that a lot of other people have a similar story and to never be afraid to share yours.

How was the experience of giving written feedback for your peers? Did it change the way you listened to your classmates’ presentations?

I really liked that we were able to give feedback to our peers because sometimes its good to hear other points of views from people that are going up there and doing the same thing you are so it made me feel united with them and made me feel like my opinion helped them out. in a way it changed the presentation for a little bit because I was trying to figure out what I was going to say to people which distracted me but I learned to listen first then write and it was easier.

If you were to give an object speech again, would you do anything differently? What and why?

if I were to give an object speech again I believe I would do it the same way. I believe in being true to yourself and being as authentic as you can to really convey how much it means to you and that is something I will continue to portray in each speech.

 

Object Speech Reflection

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In preparing for the presentation, did you learn something about yourself? What? How did the object speech transform your self-perception?

I had actually forgotten about my earthy collection from Muir woods, until I began searching for something of importance to bring to class. Having to give a speech on the objects reminded me of how I felt the day I collected them, and the humbling feeling that I had gotten from visiting the park.

How was the experience of giving written feedback for your peers? Did it change the way you listened to your classmates’ presentations?

Having to give written feedback on my classmates presentations, forced me to pay attention to what they were speaking about and how they delivered their speeches. I feel like having to give a review went a step further to keeping me engaged during the speeches.

If you were to give an object speech again, would you do anything differently? What and why?

If I have to give another object speech I will plan what I wanted to say a little better, in order to be more fluid with the information and clear about what I am trying to communicate.

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