Tips on Writing a Good Speech

There are times in our lives when we need to write a speech. The most obvious time would be when we get married and address the guests. However, there are also other times when we have to do public speaking, perhaps for a job or university work and it is not always easy knowing how to write it well.

Keeping it sounding fairly natural is one of the most important things for speech writing. You do not want to take out your personality as not only will it feel awkward when you give the speech, but it will just not sound like you. Therefore if you are naturally funny, make it funny but if not, then do not try to add in humour. Humour is difficult anyway as everyone finds different things funny and you can risk offending or just not appealing to certain members of the audience. Make sure that you are careful.

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Also ensure that you pitch it correctly at a level suitable for your audience. You would speak to a young child differently to your parent, for example, so think about who is there and how you can make your speech interesting for them as well as making sure that everyone will be able to understand it.

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Helping Students Who are Perfectionists

If you have ever known a perfectionist you are already aware of how easily he or she can become frustrated. The need for perfection is such an overriding desire that all other considerations fly out the rational mind.

What Makes a Perfectionist?

One theory about this behavior is that perfectionists try to protect themselves from embarrassment, criticism, anger and the withdrawal of love or approval by controlling the environment and the reactions of others. Perfectionist can become highly anxious when a mistake is made and usually have a chronic fear of being humiliated which can stem from self-esteem issues based on a excessive need for a perfect performance. Perfectionists will often have strong feelings of inadequacy and will view themselves as failures because of their high expectations.

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This fear of making errors or wrong decisions, a desire to avoid criticism, cautiousness and the need to know and follow rules are usually positive traits but within the perfectionist’s mind the rigid rules and excessive compulsions can result in substantial pain. This pain can also lead to severe bouts of anger.

These behaviors can also cause problems for teachers as well as parents.

Perfectionist and Behavior Problems

With children who have perfectionist tendencies, this behavior can interfere with functioning in the classroom. The child’s expectations for his or her work are so high that completing or even starting the work is often hindered. This only adds to a diminished self-esteem, a high level o feelings of inadequacy, poor performance and high levels of anxiety. This high level of perfectionism can also be exhibited in stage fright, headaches, depression and even suicidal behavior.

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