Assignment 1 – Impromptu Speech
Tell me about a place I should visit.
Professor Huffman’s Graduate Level Public Speaking Course
I’m looking forward to evaluating my progress and polishing up my public speaking skills during this 10 week graduate level course.
What I hope to learn in this course is to be more aware of rate of speech. (I start speaking really fast like I had 3 cups of coffee when I get excited!) Secondly, I have been told that although I am currently a faculty and staff member at the collegiate level my college freshman and my colleagues can tell right away that I taught elementary school in a past life. I tend to be borderline theatrical. They are correct. I’m a former K-Pre Bilingual Teacher. I also taught adult English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and we were trained to “perform” to get our message across. Lastly, I talk with my hands so I know that is something I need to scale back a bit when addressing an audience from outside the world of academia.
Thank you for tuning in. Enjoy!
The University of Texas at Austin – BA ’07
Amberton Univeristy – MS ’17