Good day! Last friday, our teacher in oral communication give us a task by which we will choose a maxim or quote to be present and explain infront. And the quote I choose is a quote by Rick Stives that says, “self-consciousness kills communication.” I am a lazy person and due to the task will be perform on monday, I didn’t prepared anything even an idea of how would I explain it further etc.. And then here comes monday! I rush to school to have some time to prepare what I am about to say and approximately 15 mins. my teacher came and I am still unprepared. We were called one by one and after 12 or 13 I heard, “Your turn Andrea.” And I feel so nervous. I feel my knees wrecking. I stood up where I am sitting and took a deep breath. Honestly, I am not fluent in english and I am not a good speaker. I walks along the aisle and reach the front of the classroom. I look at my teacher nodding to me like she was saying ‘go on, start now.’ I took a deep breath again and started. Good morning everyone, my quote is self-consciousness kills communication by Rick Stives.. I paused and look at my classmates and said to my self “Panindigan mo kung ano yung sa quote mo!” (Stand what your quote saying) and then a deep breath again and again and continues.. For me, it is really true that sel-consciousness kills communication because if you are conscious to one’s own act your listeners will doubt the things that you are saying. If it is true or not. If you’re telling a lie or what. Cause in your own, you looks so unsure! Unsure in a sense that you don’t deliver each words well that kills communication. For example.. if you are going to pursuade something, how can you pursuade if you can’t deliver such words well and appropriately. How can you pursuade something if in you, you looks unsure that can’t stand what you are saying. Don’t make bariers that would kill communication. Don’t be a hindrance for having an effective communication. Stay poised and redirect your focus to your listeners, that matter most. Thankyou.. and after that, I feel so glad for making those. As what i’ve said, im not fluent in english and im not a good speaker and fulfilling those are like an achievement. The lesson I wanna share to you is to not live just to make possible things but also to make impossible things be possible. And to make those possible, always be prepared unlike me, I am in a rush that makes me feels those nerves wrecking. Also, if you’re going to explain something infront, always remember SPAS. S for study. Study your topic even if you knew already about it. It’s better if you gather many information to be verbose in explaining. P for prepared. Always be prepared like what I’ve said, don’t look at me as a paragon to be followed, look at me as a paragon to be a lesson. A for attentive. Always redirect your focus to whom matters. S for smart. Smart not in a sense that you should have a high IQ but in a sense that you understand your topic and what you’re about to say. You should understand for you to understand and to let them understand it. Because if you don’t understans what your topic is, then you can’t let them understand it. As easy as that. You should understand and use those skills wisely. In explaining, you don’t please yourself but your listeners because your listeners is the product. Again, you not live just to make possible things but also to make impossible things be possible. You have to turn out of a box and come up with such product that would be absolutely on point..
This is a throwback blog post from me in my first account. (I just copy paste this from there) This was written on november 12, 2016.