In my opinion, I believe I did a decent job on my speech. Sure, there were some areas where I could have improved on but other then those simple mistakes I am proud of my effort.
My artifact consisted of two videos that demonstrated a call to action. This call to action relied on celebrities and famous faces to ask the nation to rise up and perform their civic duty which was to vote. My speech revolved around how this particular artifact could be civic and if it was, how did it get it’s message across.
As I was giving the speech I went into logos, pathos, and ethos and I also covered what it meant to be civic. My only regret are that my speech could have been longer. I also noticed one very good observation, as I am speaking toward the class whatever uhm’s or uhh’s were said were created by my self-conscious. As I was speaking I could not deduce if i was actually saying those “fillers”. I also did not move around the class room, I tended to stay in position behind the podium, almost cowering away.
With everything bad, good points should also exist. I was able to involve the student class with a question attempting to garner their attention. However, half-way through my speech it seemed as if the class had died. They were bored. I knew I was failing at my speech. My tone of voice and hand gestures were appropriate for this event however to no avail the audience is what is most important.
Looking back, I am not fully satisfied with my demonstration of my speech. The bad outweighed the good. I had told myself I had prepared enough, but it was not enough to catch the audience or even myself.