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53. Stage Fright
Stage fright is the nervousness one feels when
in front of an audience. It is extremely
. Mr. Todd tries to eliminate stage fright in
speech class. In the class, everyone is required
do five speeches in front of the class.
first speech is about the student. The students
talk about their likes, dislikes, family, friends, hobbies,
future goals. Since it is the first speech,
lot of students are nervous. They want to
a good first impression on everyone. Mr. Todd
them to think of the audience as their
The second speech is supposed to persuade the
to support a particular cause. One student talked
abortion. Another student talked about Donald Trump. For
speech, Mr. Todd advised them to make connections
the audience. People are more likely to support
cause if you make it relatable to them.
the third speech, the student is supposed to
to convince the audience to visit a particular
. By the third speech, the students were much
confident. It was easier for them to talk
front of their classmates. The students felt like
were all friends with each other. Even if
made a mistake, it was okay.