Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. The word glossophobia comes from the Greek γλῶσσα glōssa, meaning tongue, and φόβος phobos, fear or dread. [Glossophobia.com]
So now, after spending nearly half the semester on the first of 3 types of speeches (informatives), we'll move to my favorite one: DEMONSTRATION SPEECHES! As I've been telling you the last few days, these speeches will require you come up to the front of the room and teach/show us how to do something. Traditionally, these speeches rock because they're the chance for us to justify snacking in class. You can teach us how to cook something, how to do something, or how to make something, but it has to be something you do completely in front of us.
So, what should you be picking as a speech topic? Here are some options!
So, right off the bat, your first assignment is to select 5 possible speech ideas you'd be interested in presenting and blog them (one short paragraph each). Then, you'll fill out the Pre-Planning Process sheet, and start working on an outline! Get started!