ROSHAAN AMEERDISCUSSIONPUBLIC SPEAKING "Most people speak best about subjects with which they are most familiar.When thinking about a topic, draw on your own knowledge andexperience. Everyone knows things or has done things that can be used ina speech" (Lucas 76). 1. This text is important to me as a public speaker because it will help me when picking a topic to speak about. Instead of picking a topicthat may seem interesting to talk about it is better to stick with whatyou know. When speaking on something you know it will ﬂow betterand be easier to talk about. If you are speaking on something youknow you will also be more passionate about it. 2. The quote I chose will help me as a public speaker because by choosing to speak about something I know I will be able to focusmore on my public speaking skills rather than reading off my notesand being unaware of the topic. In this class I will choose to speakabout things I know so I can work on projection, making eye contactwith listeners and things of that nature. I have chosen to write abouta recipe that I am quite familiar with for my demonstration speech. 3. An essential tenet of public speaking is highlighted by the proverb that "most people communicate best about subjects with which theyare most acquainted." [Citation needed] It is much simpler to speakenthusiastically and persuasively about a subject that you arealready well-versed in because you are able to rely on your own priorexperiences and areas of expertise to support your argument. This issigniﬁcant because it makes it possible for presenters to interactwith their audience in a more meaningful way and to deliver anaddress that is not only interesting but also instructive. 4.
5. When composing a speech, it is beneﬁcial to select a subject that you are not only knowledgeable about but also enthusiastic about. Thiscould be something that you have direct experience with, or it couldbe something that you have done signiﬁcant research on. You havethe ability to provide the audience with thoughts and perspectivesthat they may not have previously considered if you rely on theknowledge and experience that you have gained from your own life. 6. 7. It is also essential to keep in mind that everyone has their own unique set of experiences and information that can be incorporatedinto a presentation. Even if you do not think of yourself as anauthority on a particular subject, it is possible that you have personalexperience or observations that can contribute something of worthto the conversation. You can present a speech that is both instructiveand interesting if you think imaginatively and pull from your ownexperiences in the delivery of the speech. 8. In conclusion, when you are preparing a speech, it is essential to select a subject that you are not only knowledgeable about but alsoenthusiastic about. You can present a statement that is bothinteresting and educational by relying on the knowledge andexperience that you have gained personally. Keep in mind thateveryone has observations and experiences that can be used in astatement, and that by thinking imaginatively, you can add value toany subject matter that you choose to discuss.