JOURNAL# 5: In this chapter it introduces us to the aspect of outlines. Something that I found very interesting is that the best way to work with outlines is to create two separate outlines. One for main points that allow thoughts and research. The second being one with talking points so that you are able to have speaking points. Before this class I hadn’t realized how important it was to write speech outlines because when I would speak before in class I would really just write a few points and wing most of the speech. For me it is the best route so that I don’t get nervous when give speeches. Delivery cues was another aspect that I found very interesting and helpful. What this does is it allows you to have movements where it isn’t awkward or makes you look nervous. Which can help with eye contact being able to make cues that allow you to realize the best points to look up and be comfortable.
JOURNAL # 6: For this speech I took a different approach in the planning process. For example I took more time taking into account the process of creating an outline and attempting build more of a plan with it. It was very helpful being able to outline out ideas and concepts. Another thing that went well was the effort that I placed on eye contact. Even when I was creating my outline I left myself a note reminding myself to keep eye contact. As for improvements I worked on cleaning up the use of “like and um”. Those are two safety crutches that become heavily leaned on when giving a speech. I an very guilty when I start to lose my train of thought, I lean on the word like so that my brain can catch up with my mouth.