Post Thesis Thoughts/How I Prepare for Public Speaking

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I did it. I wrote it. I presented it. I defended it. I am done. If you have read some of my previous articles, you probably know that I wrote my theater thesis on Star Wars and Aristotle’s elements of drama. It was a long task-heavy process, but I did it. Looking back on the […]

Speaking publicly at Celebrate Gannon

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I’m a great public speaker. There, I said it. I’m not trying to sound like a braggart, but after three years of competing in speech and debate, two years of coaching it and eight years of theater, I think I’ve gained some skill. So when Celebrate Gannon, the University’s annual conference, rolled around I thought […]

Have no fear and speak the speech

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Public speaking: Those two words strike fear in many a student. According to About.com, as much as 75% of the population is in some way afraid of public speaking. Some people have nightmares about it, in which they find themselves standing in front of a huge crowd, often in their underwear. There’s even a name […]