Thursday, May 3, 2007

What I've Learned Through Clarion Speech Club

First of all, I had a blast through Clarion Club. I mean, it was awesome. I have learned so many things that it's hard to think of them all at once. But I'll try anyhow.

The first thing I'd like to say is that before I started this club I was terrified of public speaking. In Dec. 2005 I did a small 1 min. talk up on stage at a party and I could hardly breath much less talk. But I think I can do better than that now.

When I heard about how the Deems were gonna start going to a speech club I was thinking, "Oh, that's sorta neat I guess." But when my mom said I was to go I was TERRIFIED. I kept thinking about it every night and telling my self that I could never give a speech (or compete against others with it). I pleaded with my mom not to go but she knew better and I was WRONG. Now I thank her so dearly for sending me. (I just wish I would of started more speeches earlier).

The number one fear in America is public speaking and the second greatest fear is to start a conversation with a stranger. I believe that I have conquered both of these very much. And about 70% of it was because of this Speech Club. I believe, and everyone else around me believes that I've come out of my box (Comfort Zone) and that I'm turning into a different person altogether. What do you think?

There's much more I could say but I don't want to take your day away so I'll close with this.
If you haven't got started in a public speaking club or class and you don't want to than DO IT!
I have learned to try new things and every time I do I grow more and more and you can too!

Find out who you really are.

7 comments:

Dottie, Grandma Dot or Mom said...

David,

Thank you for writing your feelings on this subject and for encouraging others to step up and go for it. Grandpa and I have noticed a huge difference in you this past year. Your speeches and your ability to go up to people and made a conversation are awesome. You will be able to help many people in this area and God will use you in a mighty way for His Kingdom. We love you,

Grandma Dot

David said...

Thank You for showing a good example to all your grandchildren. We couldn't ask for better grandparents in all the world.
God Bless

I am called Aaron Sleadd said...

I heard somewhere that people fear public speaking more than death.

david said...

That's Interesting. Aaron.

Alexa Sleadd said...

So you asked if you were a different person. Well, I really couldn't say, 'cause I 've only known you since you joined CC, so I haven't the fogogiest idea as to what you were like before! *snort* :)

Alexa Sleadd said...

foggiest, sorry

Anonymous said...

i may look like a sty but i am really a pig




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