I read "Simple Secrets to Improve Your Eye Contact". When public speaking, I feel like my strengths are projecting my voice and providing valuable content. I feel like my weaknesses are confidence and eye contact. My article said that to improve eye contact, you should know your speech well, ensure eye contact for critical lines, and you should try and find a way to feel more connected to the audience. I will rehearse my speech well and try to make more eye contact to apply the article's techniques into my speech.
One of my strengths is that I'm really good at faking presentations, and I'm mostly comfortable being in front of people. My biggest weaknesses are that I will talk too quickly and too quietly and use too many filler words. My article basically said to speak comfortably, while being aware that stress will probably make people speak faster. It also mentioned why speaking rates might slow down. Benefits of long sentences (more content) and shirt sentences (easier to process) were also managed
I will apply this by trying to speak more smoothly and adding pauses or changing my speech rate more intentionally.
One of my strengths when presenting, is not rushing. One of my weaknesses in presenting is going too slowly and reading off my paper word for word. My reading was about reading off a paper, and not making it sound like your just reading off a paper. I will apply this technique by memorizing more of my speech, so I don't need to read off my paper as much
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Some of my strengths while public speaking are I am able to show emotion. I am able to care and prove it to the audience. I am also able to engage my audience and keep their attention towards me. One very big weakness of mine is my anxiety. I'm comfortable with any topic but I get myself all worked up when it comes to presenting.
My reading was about volume. Basically when you are speaking I front of a crowd there are a few rules. Never talk quiet. Never let the audience choose to not pay attention. I. This article it explained when to change my voice from loud to soft. While I start presenting more in my life including this project I plan on being able to change my voice, being able to show that I'm comfortable.
I enjoy speaking. I have done it many times and each time you find something to improve in. My goal this time around is delivery with pausing and emphasizing. My strengths are looking up and talking confidently. My weaknesses would be delivery and movement. My article summarized how pausing and using expression helps the audience hear the emphasis that you have in your paper, since it's now in speaking. Pausing helps listeners to hear italics, paragraph breaks, and important details that they should hear. I am planning on using this tool in my speech.
This article talked about the average speaking rates and what factors influence it. You want to be speaking between 133 to 188 wpm. The article also talked about varying your speaking.
I naturally talk a little faster so I can slow down more during my speech. The article also talked about varying your speed and putting in pauses where it is necessary. I could use these techniques in my speech.
My strengths are speaking clearly amd my weakness is eyecontact. In the reading it claims that looking at the wall is a myth. The students can tell that you are not looking directly at them, but over thier heads. It also claims that making direct eyecontact through your whole presentation is lying. I will try to apply the technique if eye contact into my speech by giving them eye contact as best as I can, without excessive eyecontact.
I read the article "what is the average speaking rate". I feel like my strengths are a loud voice and good content. I feel like my weaknesses are speed of speaking and eye contact. My article said that it dosent really matter how fast or slow you talk as long as it is clear and understandable. I will practice my speech a lot and enunciate my words when speaking.
My strength is coming up with things to say. My weakness Is confidence and eye contact. The reading was about myths about eye contact that people use for presenting. Telling problems with the myth and solutions. I will try to make eye contact with students and not try to use the myths.
I have a lot of trouble with getting the words out. I am not a very good speaker as talk quietly and don't like to yell. I don't like to becuase in the spotlight so giving a speech is terrifying to me. This would be my first speech and I am scared.
I read the article about speaking rate becuase I think I am going to have trouble with that. I am going to try and apply this becuase I don't want to speak to fast or to slow and be boring or unintelligible.
My weaknesses when speaking are mainly the fact that I don't talk long enough, and that I don't make good eye contact or speak too fast. The article I read talked about speaking rate. I probably don't want to talk very fast because I usually don't talk enough. The article talked about speaking in words per minute and how to find out what rate you speak at. Take the amount of words and divide it by the amount of minutes you talk. It showed some examples of public speakers and their speaking rate. Al ogre speaks at about 133 words per minute. I will try to apply this to my speech by speaking slower and making sure I hit all the points in my speech. I also may need to make some pauses as well to let points set in and use time better.
Personally, when doing speeches, I have a hard time with eye contact and interacting with the audience like with hand gestures and things like that. Some of my strengths when presenting are that I project my voice and normally I dont say lot of um...s. In the reading it talked about how there is a few different settings and ways that we can use hand gestures based on medium small or large audiences. For example, with small crowds you should keep yourself pivoting at the wrist and elbow. For medium it should be arms gestures but small. I think that our class audience is between a small and medium crowd so I will use both of these techniques and definitely focus on eye contact.
I read "Speech Gestures: Too Small, Too Big, or Just Right?"
One of my strengths has always been humor, because it's my response to nervousness. If I'm comfortable, I'm able to walk around the room while I'm talking, which was encouraged in middle school presentations. My greatest weakness is the anxiety I get over being looked at and listened to. I read a few articles on eye contact, filler words, and simply appearing confident. It's important to actually look people in the eyes, not at their foreheads or the back of the room. Posture done correctly will make you appear confident. I also learned that it's better to pause than use filler words. I'm going to try to move around, practice before the speech, and ask the audience questions if I can.
My strength in public speaking is showing emotional appeal to the audience. My weaknesses are making eye contact, and moving around the room. In my reading for eye contact it said to be more prepared, to sustain eye contact with someone for a while and then move on. Also, it said to show emotions through your eyes. So I guess for my speech I will not look at the ceiling, the back of the room, but make sure the audience knows what I'm saying through my eye contact and show some emotional appeal through my eyes as well.
When public speaking, I try to talk slower to make myself more clear and to make sure I reach the time limit but it makes my speech drag on and bores the audience. I also make unprofessional hand gestures by moving my arms instead of walking around. My strength is eye contact. The article gives you many points to help your voice become louder. My article advises you to not talk over talking and applause and to be patient. It also tells you to be effective with your speech. Raise and lower your voice to be dramatic. Sad stories are quiet and action packed stories are louder. Start your speech with a loud voice to catch attention. My article advises you to bring the audience closer or you get closer to the audience. Because I can't bring the audience closer I can stand closer. I also will pay attention to my voice dynamics.
Some of my weaknesses while public speaking is I get nervous and don't speak very loud. I also don't like to make eye contact with the group I'm speaking to because I am so nervous. Some strengths that I have while public speaking is trying to engage the audience. I try to engage the audience because I know what it feels like to sit through a boring speech. The article I read was about volume. This article had two goals that every speaker should try to apply. The goals were to be heard and to be effective. You don't only want to be heard but you also want to be effective. You want to minimize the amount of noise that is not your voice and you may want to move closer to the audience. To be effective you want to start loud and to finish loud. You want to make sure you are being heard because if you have a great speech but nobody can hear you then it's not such a great speech. I can apply this to my speech by making sure that everyone can hear me. You want to be heard to have a great speech.
My weakness when doing a speech is definitely talking way to fast. So the article I read emphasized on techniques to speed volume and pauses. The article explained how and when a pause would be best in speech. Hopefully using the pause techniques will help my audience comprehend me better.
I read an article about talking speed. My weaknesses talking in public are talking too fats and slurring my words together. I don't know my strengths. The reading just explained why people talk fast and calculating how fast you talk. I'll apply this to my speech by calculating my wpm (words per minute).
I read simple secrets to improve your eye contact. I feel as if I struggle with my eye contact in speech settings, I want to be able to be confident up in the front of the room becuase it is a very intimidating thing. The reading was about how it is so easy to be distracted and not pay attention to your audience, and that you need to pay attention to your audiance to make a personal connection with everyone. When I give my speech I am going to pay attention to the audiance and make sure that I make eye contact ist all of them to portray my point and get it
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When it comes to public speaking, my biggest weakness is speaking too fast. I also struggle with making eye contact with the audience and I am very easily distracted. My biggest strength is confidence, I don't often get nervous when speaking in front of a group. I read "What is the Average Speaking Rate?". This article discusses the average speaking rate of several speakers who have performed at TED. This group of people including Al Gore, Steve Jobs, and a few others. It was determined that their average speaking rate is 163 words per minute. This can vary depending on the complexity and amount of syllabols a word has. The article goes on to state that a number of reasons dictate how fast you speak such as nervousness. I plan to apply this to my speech by reminding myself to slow down and speak clearly so I can be easily understood.
"How to make reading a speech not like reading a speech." This is my biggest weekends, I tend to read exactly what the script says and it always effects on my grade big. I learned that if you re word it I'm your own words, you will feel confident. Also it mentioned that if you read right from the script you have more of a risk
My strength in public speaking is my tone of voice and my weakness is eye contact, reading directly from the script, and i talk too fast. I read the eye contact article and it says to take most notes away so you are not looking at your notes the whole time and get to know your audience a little before youre speech.
I read, " Simple Secrets to Improve Your Eye Contact". My strengths when public speaking is nothing and my weakness is eye contact. The summary of what I read is that when you're speaking don't just look at random pbjects around the room, make eye contact with the audience and you'll be set. The way I'll apply this to my speech is that I will try to make good eye contact with the audience.
I read "simple secrets for improving eye contact" because I feel like I need to improve my eye contact skills. I'm good at moving my hands, walking around and such though. The reading talked about when to look at people, how long to do so, and where to move your eyes as you speak. I thought it was very informational and just may improve my speech.
My strength is talk loud. My weakness is talking to fast and not making eye contact. I read an article about eye contact it said to just relax and to not keep looking at notes that I have taken. Also it says that it's good to get to know your audience before giving the speech and pay attention to them.
When public speaking, I struggle with changing the volume and ton of my voice to emphasize important words or topics. I read "Volume and the Public Speaker: Be Heard and Be Effective." The article explains ways to improve the loudness of your voice. Being close to your audience, minimizing distracting noises, and changing the volume of your voice helps. It is good to start and finish your speech a little louder so you appear confident, and emphasize important words or topics by saying them a little louder than the rest of the speech. Trying these speaking techniques in my speech will make it more effective.
I think my greatest strenght in speaking is im pretty good at making things up on the fly. My weaknesses are pretty much every thing else. In the artical i read it said making conversation is easyer one on one so im going to try and make it like a two person conversation.
I read, Volume and the Public Speaker: Be Heard and Be Effective. During presentations I am pretty good at speaking with eye contact and appearing comfortable, no being well rehearsed. In the reading it talked about different ways to make sure your audience can hear you. Whether it be moving your audience closer or paying attention to any gestures the audience may have such as straining forward to hear you.I also read that although it may be boring sometimes you can ask the audience if they can hear you. I will definitely make sure the audience can hear me, by seeing if anybody is trying to get closer to me by straining their bodies
I had read about techniques about effective pauses. Some of my strengths of public speaking are being loud and easy eye contact. I think I talk to fast sometimes and I didn't know where to have pauses or breaks. I learned that you should have pauses after commas,between paragraphs and you also pause to create an affect. Also, you can pause after asking a rhetorical question to let the audience think about it. Without pauses, the audience can't keep up with your speech and they get lost on what you're trying to show. Pauses also help create time in your speech so you don't rush. I will use these tips when I'm doing my speech. I will use pauses between sentences to try and help the audience connect better.
I read "What is the Average Speaking Rate" and it was about how to calculate your reading rate with words per minute or sylables per minutes, and other reason why people tend to talk too fast or too slow during presentations etc.. In the end it said it was more beneficial to talk slower during presentations. My weakness is that I tend to talk too fast during presentations and also use way too many filler words. I can't think of any real strengths besides that I have good I contacts and I'm good about not look at my sheet of paper too often. I will talk slower and remind myself by putting a giant red "SLOW DOWN" on my paper.
My strength in speeches is being able to talk loud enough that everyone can hear. One of my weaknesses is not knowing how much eye contact to use. The article said that you should use eye contact while public ally speaking, but never looking away could be damaging to your speech. You can look away when you need to look at your notes to stay on track. Also break eye contact when you need to fix a technical issue, get a drink of water, or gather your thoughts for second. This will help your speech run smoothly and be more organized.
1. Strengths: loudness, eye contact, gestures, movement
Weaknesses: confidence, forgetful of facts or what I am suppose to be talking about. Getting lost
2. The article I read was boosting your confidence through improv. It was basically talking about different activities to get your mind to think on the spot to help you with your confidence if you get lost or something. Learning that we need to have the audience involved.
3. I will not do improv on my speech but I will practice with doing some improv exercises to help boost my confidence
One of my strengths in speaking in public is my voice. I normally talk pretty loud and the audience can hear me. One of my weaknesses is eye contact. I chose to read about eye contact. I learned that you should always look your audience in the eye and not look above them. I also learned that for presenting I should practice my speech 8 or more times to have a good practice of my speech. When i practice for presenting I will practice 8 or more times to really understand what I will be saying. I will also practice talking in front of my family to make sure I make good eye-contact.
My strengths when speaking in front of crowds is knowing what I'm talking about. If I prepare my self well enough, I can give a pretty decent speech. However, my weaknesses to tend to take over. Mostly the filler words are what get me, especially when I'm unprepared. On six minutes I read about how I can reduce those errors to make my speech better. Things the article told me to do was basically to prepare more and use other things rather than fillers. Filler words and phrases like "literally" or "what I'm trying to say is" etc. I plan to use these things in my speech by practicing more when I'm home and to take my time and go slow so I can watch myself.
I read about being loud enough and making eye contact. Since I struggle with that in my daily life with just talking to people normally, doing it in a speech is usually overwhelming I tend to skip over making eye contact and having good volume. I will try to look above peoples heads and speak louder.
My strengths in speeches are being loud and talking slow but my weakness is eye contact. The article I read was talking about how looking at the back of the room or at people's foreheads is bad. It's said to be unprofessional and not as proper. I will try not to look at the back of the room or at people's foreheads and instead actually look at their eyes.
My strength is talking loud and my weekness is eye contact. The article that i read was about how the audiance can tell if you are looking above theyre heads rather than looking at them. I need to practice in order to get better at eye contact
When public speaking, I have a hard time making eye contact and I stutter when I forget lines. I also, don't look up from what I am reading. My strengths include speaking casually and moving around or using hand gestures. I read "Simple Secrets to Improve Your Eye Contact." This article talked about what to do and what not to with your eyes during a speech. I believe that I can improve my eye contact skills by having less words to look at and practicing more to prepare myself for my speech.
One of my strengths in speeches is my pace of speaking. I feel like I don't talk to slowly or quickly. Weaknesses I have in speeches are talking too quietly and not having enough eye contact. The article "Simple Secrets to Improve Your Eye Contact" stated various ways to improve eye contact. For example, the article stated that to produce more eye contact, you need to prepare better, warm up to the audience early, get closer to audience, etc. I can apply this to my speech by preparing better the night before, so that I produce more eye contact.
My weaknesses while publicly speaking are causing myself to get too nervous while presenting
and not speaking loud enough. I also struggle with keeping eye contact with the audience. My strength while publicly speaking is presenting with emotional appeal in my speech. I read "How to Make Reading a Speech Not Like Reading a Speech" by Andrew Dlugan. This article was about how to enhance the delivery of the speech as opposed to just reading it from the paper.
It also covers the preparation aspects of getting ready for this speech. I will apply the ideals that I've learned from reading this article into my speech by preparing well the night before and enhance the delivery by adding more emotional appeal and being more confident.
Some of my strength of public speaking is being to the point and not getting of topic. My weakness are that I don't have much to say about anything and I am not confident in myself that I can do a good speech. The article that I read was 5 ways to end your speech it was about good way to end your speech in a professional manner and bring out what you want the listener. I slim integrate this into my speech be calling to action that if your re with an elderly driver watch how they drive.
Some of my weaknesses during public speaking are eye contact and that I tend to rant on about my subject. Some of my strengths during a public speech is that I seem confident enough, and speaking casually. I read the article, "What is the Average Speaking Rate?" In this article, it talks about how to calculate your speaking rate. Every speech is going to be a different rate, some could be longer and others could be shorter. They say that, generally, people should speak slower so that the audience can understand what you are saying. I will apply this to my speech by possibly calculating out my own speech and slowing down my own talking.
I have no strengths and my weakness is talking too fast. The article that I read said to know your speech well and too not rush and risk messing up. I will apply this tecknique by trying to not be nervous so I don't rush and mess up.
I read abouthe "3 eye contact myths" one of my weakness in speeches is eye contact. Eye contact is not a major part of my culture, and I feel no reason tohold eye contact, ever. The article says to look at people a lot, but not to the point of creeping them out. I will improve my speech by alternating the people that are stared at.
Every time I speak in front of a larger group of people, I always have a hard time with eye contact. What I'm good at is speaking loud and clear, but what I'm not good at is eye contact and sometimes I get to nervous that I get lost and lose my confidence. In my reading, I learned that I do need to make eye contact and not look any where else but my audiences eyes. I also need to boost up my confidence with what I'm speaking about because then I won't be as nervous.
My weakness is eye contact. My article said that you cant look over the heads of people but instead focus on one person then on another. I will focus on looking at my friends to make me less nervous
My strength is connecting with the crowd and talking to them like they are my friends. My weakness is using filler words. The article I read was about how using filler words can really hurt your speech, and how it gives the idea to the audience that you really don't know what you are talking about. I will improve my speech by not saying filler words as often as I can.
I read the article "3 Eye Contact Myths". This article said that you shouldn't look at the back wall, it's okay to pause, and also it's not okay to look at an audiences forehead. I'd say a big strength of mine is volume, I'm not a very quiet person. However, if there's one thing I could work on I'd say it's varying where I look and who I look at. I have no problem making eye contact I might make too much actually, so incorporating the article, I will vary where I look at and who I look at.
My strength is that I talk loud enough that people can hear me but not too loud. My weakness is that I tend to avoid eye contact. I read about when to make pauses in your speech and how they can creat dramatic effect and put emphasis on emotion. Also I read about the myths of eye contact and how the only eye contact you should have is direct. I'm going to practice with pauses and make sure I don't look over top of people.
One of my strengths is volume. However, one of my weaknesses are eye contact. I read the article on how to improve eye contact. It basically gave little tips and tricks on how to improve eye contact. Somethings that can be done are: prepare better, avoid eye crutches, warm up early to the audience, and many other tips. I will apply these tips to my presentation by being more prepared and warming up to the audience early in the presentation.
One of my strengths in speaking are talking a right volume. A couples weakness' I have are forgetting things, eye contact and getting nervous. I read the Three Eyecontact Myths article and it talked about how avoiding eye contact is a bad thing and how actually looking at your audience can make your speech much better than before. I will apply this during my speech because it plays an important role in all speeches. It's important to engage the audience.
I can be good at winging a speech and coming up with things on the spot. I definitely need to work on confidence and walking around and engaging the audience. I read "Four Ways to Persuade" and the four points are; logic, emotion, credibility, and passion. I will try to be more passionate and include more emotional appeal.
I read "3 eye contact myths". One of my weaknesses is maintaining eye contact. I tend to twist the paper in my hand when I'm nervous. And try to look to the back of the room which prevents the audience from engaging in my speech. I feel like a strength is I know my information I just have to get more comfortable presenting it. In my speech I'm going to try to make eye contact throughout the room especially when I'm telling facts. I'm going to try to use my hands to demonstrate my point not nervously fiddle with them.
I read "How to Stop Saying Um, Uh, and Other Filler Words". My strengths when speaking are eye contact and confidence, but my weaknesses are using filler words and speaking unclearly. The article I read says there are five steps to minimize filler word use: asses how often you use them, understand why you're using them and why it's unnecessary, be more prepared, slow down and embrace the pause, and monitor your progress and be patient. I will definitely try to use this technique to minimize the number of filler words I use during my presentation by slowing down more and being more patient.
One of my strengths when I'm presenting is that I have a loud clear voice. Some of my weaknesses are that I don't have enough confidence, I get nervous and don't make eye contact, and I rant too much instead of giving actually information. I read a couple of articles about among good eye contact and it also told what you shouldn't do, and what you should do instead. When I am presenting, I'm going to try to make a lot more eye contact with the audience, and be a bit more confidence.
I read eye contact myths i have a hard time with eye contact. When I am in front of a large group of people i get nervous a strength is my voice no matter how nervous i am i always have a strong delivery in words
I read the article How to Weave Statistics Into Your Speech. Personally, one of my biggest flaws would be just that. I have trouble incorporating meaningful facts and numbers into the rest of the speech. On the other hand, I'm able to talk loud enough and put inflection into my voice. The article, in regards of my inability to put meaningful statistics into my speech, suggested I take a pause before and after I deliver the statistic in order to draw suspense and let the fact sink in. It also suggested that I explain the number with something meaningful to the audience or weave it into the form of a story. Because my speech has a lot of numbers, I plan on explaining the significance of the fact in relations to the school and classroom.
My strengths for public speaking is projection. My weakness is eye contact. In my reading it is a myth it described what not to do and how to fix it. Things not to do is look at foreheads, look all the time at the audience and look at the back of the room. Some ways to fix those is come prepared. Other way is that it is okay to look down at your notes once in a while. Also, eye contact is scary. It's hard. Do it any way.
One of my weaknesses is that I use a lot of filler words like um and like. A strength I have is talking loud and sounding somewhat confident. I read the article about the 3 eye contact myths, you want to look people in the eyes because it is pretty easy to tell when your staring at their forehead or even a wall behind them, don't stare at the same person for too long because they might take it in a bad way. To apply this in my speech I will look someon for a few seconds then look at someone else
I've always thought of myself as very confident while I speak in front of people. However, if the speech isn't in front of me or I haven't memorized what to say, then trouble come to me. I struggle with gathering my thoughs if I am put on the spot.
I pause for long periods of time to try to gather what to say next. The six minute website says that this isn't nessecary a bad thing. Just be concious of where they end up in the speech because they may make the speech less believable. Lots of practice can make this better and provide clearer thinking when presenting.
I read "volum of the public speaker". When I do any kind of speech or public speaking, I always get a little nervous. And sometimes my voice gets a little shaky. I'm glad I read this because it gives you many good tips on how to speak louder but still keep the audience involved. I'm very glad I read this so I can be more comfortable speaking
I have both strength, and weaknesses when conducting a public speech. Sometimes I tend to repeat myself consistently throughout the speech. I may state a point more times than necessary. When speaking I also tend to speak to quickly, and loose my train of thought. Some strengths I have when public speaking is talking loud. I speak clearly, and loudly when conducting a speech. I also feel that I am good at giving eye contact, and engaging the audience with what I have to say.
I feel that my strengths are being able to project my voice and making eye contact. I feel that my weaknesses are confidence and filler words. I read the article "Speech Pauses: 12 Techniques to Speak Volumes with Your Silence". this article was saying that you need to add pauses for emotional effect. It also talked about adding pauses so that the audience can catch up and think about what you said. I will add pauses for these reasons.
One of strengths in public speaking is eye contact with the audience and my weaknesses are filler sounds. The article that I had read was to decrease the filler sounds in my speech. One main thing to do in these situations is to listen to the amount and talk slower to allow your brain to catch up.
My strengths are my eye contact and volume. My weakness is my length and getting lost, or not knowing what to say nextI read about saying "um" "ah" or "so". I need to filter them out by replacing them with pauses or facts I know really well so I can figure out what to say next.
My biggest problem when I make a speech is making eye contact. I read in, '3 Eye Contact Myths… and How to Avoid Them In Your Speech' that there are many "tricks" that float around. I learned that there are no tricks to eye contact during a speech, the only way to do this skill effectively is to practice. Practicing many times before your speech will help you to focus more on your delivery (eye contact) than the information.
My strengths when it comes to publicly speaking, are appearing, and speaking confidently My weakness, in my opinion, is eye contact. In the article "Simple Secrets to Improve Your Eye Contact", I summarized that in order to improve eye contact, you must be more prepared, sustain eye contact with your audience, but not for too long, and be sure to create a relation to the audience that will make you more comfortable. In order to apply these techniques to my speech, I will be sure to rehearse my paper to a small audience, so I can benefit from practicing.
The first goal of having a good volume is to be comfortably heard by everyone in the audience. If they cannot hear your voice clearly and loudly, then you really can't deliver your message to them. To minimize noise distractions- close doors and windows, dont be the disracting noise, and dont talk over laughter and applause. In my speech, i am going to speak loudly and clearly, so the class can understand what i am saying.
My weaknesses would have to be confidence. I get nervous when engaging an audience for a grade or other importance. With this comes less eye contact and less clear speaking. Strengths would be that I usually know the material just can't present it well.
I read "3 eye contact myths." I learned to not look at the back of the room. It is easy to tell you are doing so. Don't not look away. People can tell when you are looking at them or around them.
I will try and make more eye contact. Use my notes to stay on track.
One of my weaknesses when giving a speech is that is take too long or not enough pauses. I read the article Speech Pauses: 12 Techniques to Speak Volumes with Your Silence. This article was about how to use pauses in your speech. The article gave good advice about how to incorporate these pauses. I plan to practice my pauses to help my speech become stronger and more appealing.
One of my weaknesses when making speeches is lack of eye contact and speaking too fast. One goal is to be comfortably heard by your audience. It is more beneficil if you speak slower because your words will be projected better. In the "3 eye contact myths and how to avoid them" it was mentioned that there is no direct way for eye contact. It is best just to practice.
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