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1/9/13 7:55 P

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Umm thank you for the confidence booster????

I work off of an outline....pertinent points that I have to touch on so I don't forget anything even though it happens.... but once I see the "word" Lord only knows where I will end up..so yes I do use paperwork, but that doesn't mean I don't know the subject....so please don't be too critical or annoyed with those of us that are doing the talking...and have papers in front of us.. ;-)

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1/9/13 4:08 P

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Me too actually. Whenever I have to do a speech, I try to figure out the best way to NOT look at the audience or have them focus directly on me. Powerpoint, video, and other visual aids are my friends! I am very shy and hate being in the limelight. I honestly don't know if I could even do a speech that is coherent without them. I think I would freeze.

So props to ya, you did good! I know how hard it can be! emoticon

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1/9/13 1:20 P

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Umm thank you for the confidence booster????

I work off of an outline....pertinent points that I have to touch on so I don't forget anything even though it happens.... but once I see the "word" Lord only knows where I will end up..so yes I do use paperwork, but that doesn't mean I don't know the subject....so please don't be too critical or annoyed with those of us that are doing the talking...and have papers in front of us.. emoticon

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1/8/13 10:54 P

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Sally - Great that you made it through your orientation speech! When you aren't comfortable doing this, it must make it tremendously more difficult to get through.

Right from my earliest memories of having to stand up in front of the class as a kid for a book report, or speech, etc. - I was taught by my Dad to do so without the aid of written notes. The premise was that you were supposed to know your 'topic' well enough that notes were NOt necessary. Your time was to spent making eye contact with your listeners, not in trying to find your place on the written page(s) in front of you.......

It was a great skill set to have mastered other than................ I find it irritating to this day when I am on the listening end and have to watch someone either continuously reading from or fumbling through their notes. I end up feeling very critical most of the time instead of enjoying or absorbing the gist of the speech or sermon.

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1/8/13 6:11 P

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emoticon Good for you!

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1/8/13 2:52 P

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You never know what you can really do unless you step out of your comfort zone occasionally .. Well -- public speaking, while it's getting easier (NOT !! lol) is definately OUTSIDE my comfort zone !!! :D

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1/8/13 2:42 P

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wow, great work!

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1/8/13 1:40 P

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WOW....THAT'S AWESOME!!!!!! You'll be a PRO before ya know it!! haha! (it does get easier!)
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1/8/13 1:31 P

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Congratulations on making it through your speech. Public speaking is perhaps one of the hardest thing for people to do as it is all about confidence and there are several "types" or styles of public speaking.

I do a lot of briefing in the military and the only way I can get through it is to tell a story. That is how I frame everything in my brain...a story with a thesis or bottom line/value statement that I want my audience to get.

Don't know if that can help but if everything is a story (and people generally like stories) maybe that can help. Then, for me, it becomes a conversation vice a speech and much more doable.

No matter what...(especially with my unsolicited advice :) ) congrats to you again for making it throug hit and for working hard at it for over 2 years.

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1/8/13 11:32 A

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.... this is a good thing .. emoticon as I am FAR from a public speaker .. I have enough trouble keeping my normal thoughts in one solid direction without being distracted by a dustbunny or two .. but to stand up in front of people and do that .. Oh yea .. THAT is an accomplishment .. :)

I thought to myself .. I need to put my notes together better .. and set myself a flow of talking .. I'm getting bored with what I have been doing for 2 years ...?? Need to shake it up abit .. :) but still get the points across .. :)

I HAVE improved over the past couple of years .. It used to be that I would stand in front of people .. and when I would do speeches to give awards to the "best girl athlete" when Jaycees and Jaycettes were separate .. My husband would give the award for "best boy athlete" for the community highschool .. My husband always said that I did great .. but I would be white knuckling the podium, and he would come up behind me and touch my elbow and bring me back to the seat .. I have no idea what I had said and what I did .. but he always told me that I did just fine ..

I've come a long way, but I'm far from a public speaker .. I want to make the talk more entertaining while getting the points necessary made .. Something for me to work on over the year .. :)

BUT -- it went good, and I got home looking forward to the first week next week .. :)

Wishing everyone a wonderful success in whatever you do today ... :)


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