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    English Speech I had to do, horrible

    I had to do a speech in English class tonight, I don’t know what happened but I didn’t know how to present my views. I thought it looked good on paper and that I could just improvise during the speech but it didn’t work that way. I keep looping my words and at that point couldn’t think clearly. I made an ass out of myself.
    What dose it take? Everyone else did a very good job. Most of the class just looked away because they felt bad I guess.
    In any case, I was suppose to present an analysis on the life of an author and how it effects their work. My paper got a good grade, but my speech ruined everything.

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    Re: English Speech I had to do, horrible

    Did you practise it aloud beforehand?


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    Question Re: English Speech I had to do, horrible

    No, I thought that I could improvise off my abstract.
    I guess I was wrong.

    I didnít have time to finish an outline because it was a fast class and I had other assignments. I donít really know how to layout an outline, I have never had speech in high school or anywhere for that matter.

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    Re: English Speech I had to do, horrible

    Try a semi-improvised approach next time- practise it aloud in front of an imaginary audience a few times.

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