星期四, 九月 15, 2005

impromptu speech

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I want to talk about the impromptu speech that every student who takes Public Speaking this subject has to give.

Since the speech is to be given in english..this post SHOULD be written in english too...but i will try my best to write in english...because ...because i scare that i would end up just writing "i am nervous ...i am so nervous..i m sooooo soooooo nervous!!"

okie..actually...i should calm myself down...as i have already given my impromptu speech just now during the class..to be precise...3hrs ago!!!

For those who doesn't heard of IMPROMPTU SPEECH before..let me explain it a little bit...so that you could understand why i am so nervous and anxious about it!!

An impromptu speech means deliver a speech on the spot right after you get to know the title.

Sound scary huh? YEAH it is!! Our lecturer, Mr Zan Aslee was being so kind and nice..he allowed us to have 3 minutes to prepare our scripts before we give our impromptu speeches. The flow was something like this: A name list of student's names being randomly listed out, and that's the sequence of the students going out. After the first name being called, Mr Zan would inform he or she the title and then 3 minutes would be given for preparation. When 3 minutes were over, before the first student delivered his or her speech, the second student would be called the name and being informed the title and during the 3minutes presentation of the first student, the second student would take the time to prepare his or her speech. That's the flow.
Clear? Well..basically, you would not have more than 3 minutes to prepare your speech after you get the title then you have to go out and give the speech!

Last week Mr Zan had informed us this week would be the Impromptu Speech week, everyone must deliver the speech as it is 10% contributed to the overall course assessment weightage.
I guess everyone was so freaked out when get to know the news. (hmm...sure there were people who didn't afraid at all...wish i was one of them!!)

Last Tuesday, because my name was listed as number 30, the 1 hr and 30 minutes class only get to have 18 students went out and giving the speech, so i wasn't being called out. But i was so nervous inside the class and probably going to faint.
After stepping out of the classroom, i knew that the Thursday class i would definitely need to go out and give my speech. What could i do?? I couldn't possibly get to prepare all the topics! Mr Zan gave us the field : music, education, news and current affairs, natural disasters, films, politics, occupation, culture, technology, youth, sports and health. Any topic would turn out right?

So i didn't bother it much but focused on how to build up my self-confidence and boost up my mental strength to conquer the fear. Internal monologue helped a lot. Just say whatever things to yourself that could install into your brain telling you: You can do it! You can conquer the 3 minutes! Even before i slept, i hynoptized myself that i have nothing to fear!

Wednesday beside going class in the morning, i spent most of the day with my dear darling. Being together with him, i felt my anxiety being calmed down and my spirit being lifted up. Thank you dear. You mean a lot to me.

Pui Yee, thanks for your testimonial aka your support!! REALLY A BIG THANK YOU! You don't know how much those little lines help me to conquer my fear. You give your faith to me. That is a recognition that i treasure so much!!

Hui Xin and Hui Wen, you 2 little angels.. *to me lar ;p*
yesterday night's talk really calm me down..thank you for telling me just go out and crap...ya..i bear that in mind...;p just crap lar! whose knows what kind of topic i would get right????

Finally the day comes. TODAY is the day!

The class is from 2-4pm. Early in the morning i have another class 10-11am. I have been kept on reminding myself today is the day...English day..so i must 'think in english, speak in english'! *;p the slogan i created myself..haha*
I purposely switched to english radio station on the way i drove to college and tried my very best to scold the drivers on the road in english (but mission failed..)....my mother tongue is not english that's the reason why i so afraid to give speech in english...! i know i must overcome this fear~ but sometimes i still imagine people who mother's tongue is not mandarin sure speaks much terrible chinese compare to the time when i speak english.. i know this is mean...;p okay..will evict this mindset!

On the way walking to Public Speaking classroom, i kept on filling my mouth with air and breathed out, trying to release my tension and anxienty. Then all the good-luck wishing from darling and friends came into my mind. Butterflies in the stomach and hands shaking. Could feel the heart beat was increasing.

Without waiting long.. one by one students went out and gave the speech...there come my turn.

During the 3 minutes time, i just jot down whateve came into my mind.

The guy ahead of me has gone back to his seat. My turn now!

I kept on reminding myself to talk s l o w l y .

Oh my goodness..i was so scared, so many people in the class!

DEEP BREATH ~

I started to deliver my speech.

Brain stucked abit.... as i forget how to spell 'BEETHOVEN'and only remembered Mozart!!!

"That's all i think, thank you."
I think i ended my speech like this.

The longest 3 minutes,so far in my life... has finally over.

What a relief.

Let me try to list down what topics have been given:
1. talk about web logs (OH BLOGGING!!!)
2. pro and con of working in public sector
3. pro and con of working in private sector
4. pro and con of studying in military school
5. pro and con of boarding school
6. pro and con of foreign immigrant
7. the importance of internet
8. pro and con of internet relationship (the first student who went out got this topic)
9. Is Tsunami Alert visible in Malaysia?
10.computer virus and how to protect the computer from it
11.your favourite sport
12.pro and con of ISA ( ISA???????????? OMG.. INTERNAL SECURITY ACT!! )
13.differences of public U and private U
14.pro and con of studying abroad
15.ways to solve the traffic congestion in KL
16.ways to solve road bullies
17.Incidents like babies have been exchanged and delivered to the wrong parents happens in some hospital.Ways to solve the situation.
18.Political parties in Malaysia are largely race based. Talk about it.
19.Should youth being encouraged to participate in politics?
20.Shoud Southern Thailand being given soveignty?
21.What is the most suitable age to move out from staying together with parents?
22.What is the most suitable age to get married?
23.Talk about inter-race marriage.
24.The reason of Hurricane Katrina and ways to improve in US.
25.Occupation is to be decided based on money factor or passion factor?
26.Big budgeted film and small budgeted film, which is better?
27.Talk about the state of local film industry.
28.Should music become a career? Would you consider it?
29.Talk about the differences of local english songs and local malay songs.
30.Is Malaysian courteous?
31.Should internet be censored?
32.Does women enjoy equal right with men in Malaysia?
33.Talk about National Service.
34.Ways to solve corruption.
35.Ways to solve traffic accidents.
36.Is Malaysia press free press?
37.Talk about your favourite type of music.(This is my topic~ i must admit that i think i am lucky to get this topic...really.. thanks you for all the blesses...and Mr.Zan!!)

These are all the questions that i managed to remember. Still got a few topics that i couldn't recall back.

Tomorrow there is another challenge waiting me - Calculus test~

got to go~!

4 条评论:

huixin 说...

Glad to know that you had got a topic that you familiar with! I'm sure you did very well in that

Congrats that you had did your speech! No need to be nervous any more!!

蓝玫瑰Emily 说...

Lots more speeches coming up

then i ll be nervous agaiN!!

qiqi 说...

hey,public speaking sounds so dahsyat!!anyway congrats tat u hv made it!!i m sure u ll make it better n better in de coming speeches.haha!!

蓝玫瑰Emily 说...

真谢谢你们的关心!!!

qiqi!!! thanks you for yr 'sokongan' and 'galakan' !!!
(-_-" my bm is still okay ho..haha)

i think dis is the first time u left msg for me??? OMG!! SO TOUCH!!!

muaccccccccccks!!!

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