To all those wondering, no my title isn't gibberish. It was actually the topic of my first presentation in "Enhancing Professional Interchange" (EPI). EPI is basically a speech class. I know that most people fear public speaking but I was actually excited to hear that we were required to take this class because I know there is always room for improvement.
So back to the title...During class, Prof. Ankerman posted a bunch of gibberish words on the board and we were asked to give a 30sec presentation on one of the words. I was one of the last people to go and as others presented on the words I was planning on talking about, I found my mind racing to come up with what I was going to say. Ultimately, I think I said something to the effect of it being a new invention that actually made time travel possible, blah blah blah. Next we gave our 2min persuasive talks that we had been working on. I think mine went okay. I talked about why PE class should be an integral part of school. But as usual, I talked too fast. This is a really bad habit that I've had since birth but towards the end of my speech, as I got more comfortable, I found myself slowing down.
One would think that after an undergraduate education in architecture where I was forced to present daily that I would be a pro at public speaking but this is not so. And so, I am looking for some helpful criticism and tricks to become a better speaker.....I'll keep you updated on how it's going...