Have you took part in a speech before?

China
November 8, 2007 4:18am CST
My teacher asked me to take part in a speech and prepair for it .The item is about "MY DREAM,MY WORLD."Idon`t know how should I do .On one side ,I want to take part in it .On another side ,I have little time to prepair for it .So have you ever attend a speech ,and how about the feeling of you whenyou stand on the stadge?
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
When we were still pre-schoolers, my mother would have me and my brothers memorized a poem. Then she would ask us to recite infront of our relatives. As we grew up, participating in speech contests was one of our favorite school activities -- my brother would orate while i would declame. I, in particular, would attend plays in our school. Performing in front is scary, but rest assured with practice and memorize your lines with your heart, you will be able to perform well. Just think that the audience are nothing but wall papers, forget about their reactions, keep in mind, that you want to convey what you feel like saying. I have confidence that you can do it. :P
• China
8 Nov 07
I know I may press myself well ,but I haven`t take part in any speeches .I think I may forgot what I have remembered when I stand on the stage .Maybe I should pratice more time under the stadge.Idon`t know whether I would stand on the stadge with my heart .
• India
10 Nov 07
Hi 10shuai! when I was in school, I was also asked to take part in such types of speeches. In my first two three speeches I was very nervous, I didnt knew what to do and how to do! But after that, I started enjoying in taking part in such type of activities. In begining, you will get little nervous but afterwards everything will be ok. Just concentrate on the content of your speech, learn it and go through it twice or thrice...... and you are ready to give a speech!
• Malaysia
10 Nov 07
i'd suggest an im-promptu speech but not all people can do it lol. try listening to music to calm your nerves. like the heavy metal kind lol.thats what i did when i had to give a speech about "what makes you a better student than the rest* and do prepare ur speech. because losing your train of thought while giving a speech is extremely embarrassing.
@Joneer (23)
• China
9 Nov 07
like you,few months ago,I took part in a speeth too.when I stand at the stage,in the first minutes,I feel nervous,my face turn to pale,and my heart beat and beat.But after a while,most thing get to well because I have a enough prepar it.
• United States
9 Nov 07
dear lu110shuai, i also had stage fright, something bad. in college i felt like a panic attack when i stood up in front of class to give a report. my favorite professor told me just to pretend he was my o n l y audience and just talk to him, like a conversation. with practice, you will definately get better. just tune your audiance out don't look at them or observe them, jut pretend you are talking to one person, and don't even try to notice your classmates reactions, cause it could make you nervous, just analyzing what they are thinking. it sounds like your teacher wants you to give a speech about your dream for the world in which you live..be it world peace, or end to cancer or disease etc., or an end to the wars etc. i think thats what she means, so that is real easy because it means its just your opinion. so your opinion can't be incorrect, as it is just what you believe in at that time in your life. when you do something that you fear, or dread, or don't think you can do it will just make you stronger in the long run. good luck and let us know how you made out, we will be wishing you much success. stanzi
@lgwlong (199)
• China
9 Nov 07
i have no chance to attend a sppeech ,you should catch this chance and it will be a good memory to you
@mari123 (1862)
• China
9 Nov 07
when i stand on the stadge,i am worried about my speech,i feel hungry,and hurry my speech.
@candytang (341)
• China
9 Nov 07
Good day ! dear friend.I have never took part in any speechs ,but at present I really regret missing the opportunities to participate a speech .I think you should hold this chance ,especially you have not attend any speeches,this is a good time for you to know how you will feel when you stand on the stage.The result is not important you will find . Best wishes for you !
@fanji008 (782)
• China
9 Nov 07
Hi,there! I've taken part in speeches before. Frankly speaking,I think it's very helpful.When you're talking with your friends in your daily life,maybe you don't think you're not confident but once you stand in the stage,you can really find out whether you're brave,full of confidence or not.It's a way to train your spoken ability and it's also benefical for you cause it improves your courage. So my suggestion is that you take it and try to prepare well for it and then see what's going on.Time can never be enough,so just squeeze,and then you'll have some. The other thing is that it's also a good way to know people and make more friends:) Hopefully you can enjoy yourself during the process!
• India
8 Nov 07
i have attend many speeches,its not easy for those who take it lightly,nd its not hard for those who do it seriously, bcoz you r going to make audience understand your thoughts,thats really hard so prepare it very well nd do practice at home infront of your family it will help you in building confidence,thats wat i did it while your feets touch the stage,dont hasitate at that time,make a short prayer than go on with full flow nd your eyes open wide
• China
8 Nov 07
You know,don't take it as a speech.This is just a good chance to share you thought with others.Surpose that they like to listen to you.You can talk a lot in the speech.such as what's your dream in your childhood or now,why,and how you work hard to realise your dream and so on.Just take them as your friends.I hope it will heip you.
• China
8 Nov 07
I will present a speech tomorrow night and i think the most important thing is to practise and pratise. Hope you will have a good show. My MSN shaxuefu@hotmail.com if you need any help.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
8 Nov 07
Hi,in school i had to write a graduation speech for my graduating class.I was very nervous knowing i was going to be standing in front of a full autotorium and started having hot fashes when i get nervous,but i pulled it off and was happy to sit down after and wait for my diploma,hehe.The secret for me is i just looked at 3 different people sitting in 3 different places of the room,that way it looked like i was looking at everyone but i wasnt,haha. Peanutjar:)
• India
8 Nov 07
Everyone has a certain amount of nervousness when he goes to the stage to give a speech. when you give it for the first time it will be a bit more. so u take all your courage and give it a go. The first time I prepared a speech, I was nervous but when I said some speech for some time, the nervousness slowly came down. the best thing to do is to practice your speech with ur parents or friends or in front of a mirror.. get fear out of your mind while going for a speech. think that the listeners in front of you do not know anything you are going to say. so you get a confidence boost that they wont make fun of you Prepare well and all the best...