Speech/Performance Prompt

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Have you ever performed on stage or given a speech?

This is a cool new feature that pops up in my dashboard where you can reply to the prompt that WP gives you.

I have recently given two different speeches formally. Both were in my Black American Studies class this past semester, and the first one was about the murder of Stephon Clark, and the second speech was with my group presentation final project named “Assassinations in the Civil Rights Movement”.

(I am still waiting for that grade, and it’s making me crazy.)

Both times, I got so nervous. I really had not stood in front of a class with a presentation with everyone listening to just me.

These speeches made me understand the pressure that teachers are presented with. It’s not easy to get up in front of a class and teach them something that they may or may not be interested in.

What about you? Do you like public speaking/performing? I feel like I could learn to do better. If you have any pointers for me, feel free to share.

In Community,



2 thoughts on “Speech/Performance Prompt

  1. Amy, it is frightening. Three thoughts. Prepare your speech, make note cards with short bullets, then try to not be too beholden to the cards. The bullets should be only a prompt. Also, speak to all sections of the audience, not just the ones in front of you. And, this is very important. Don’t where a wool suit! You get nervous and overheated and sweat. Bad mistake by me. Keith

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    • Hi Keith! The fright sets into my voice too when I am speaking. Thank you for the tips. I definitely need all the help I can get lol. The moment I look into the class, all I see is eyeballs. The cards are a great idea. Those could help me become less fidgety and more organized. I have to say that the wool suit sounds painfully hot. I wonder if the fear and nerves ever leave…Amy


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