Audience in class writing

As a speaker my audience is very important to me because I need to persuade or even talk to them about things that I want them to care about. Having an audience that supports me and genuinely wants to hear me talk would be ideal. In many cases that might not be the case and I might have to talk to people who do not care for what I have to say or are even totally against what I am trying to convey. In a working environment there are many big personalities that would not doubt, clash with each other. I enjoy constructive criticism and the field that I want to go into I will have to hear a lot of. I want to continue to keep my audience engaged and excited in what I want to talk about.


Self Assessment Speech 2

I thought that I did okay in this speech. I don’t like how I swore in the middle because that was not professional at all. The use of my humor and my presentation style I enjoyed a lot. I feel like I had a lot of anxiety before going on stage so I can understand why I acted the way that I did. Overall I think that my speech was alright. For my next speech I want to memorize it before presenting and keeping it more professional but keeping the humor and see where I can take it. I enjoyed how I kept the audience engaged with me while I was using erratic hand movements. Hopefully next time will be even better.

Write out and sources speech 2

HI everyone my name is Puja Badola and I will be talking about how bicycles and electricity can easily impact one another. You might be asking yourself “gosh darn Puja, how are you gonna connect these two vastly different topics?” Well Ill tell you!

If you’re anything like me you enjoy going outdoors and spending time with your friends doing recreational activities. No not Mary Jane but fixing a bike chain. Biking is an integral part of San Francisco. You see men, women, and children riding their bikes around town. Bicycles don’t discriminate because of sexual orientation, race or religion, Anyone literally anyone can ride a bike, According to SocketSite in 2013 about 3% of people biked to work. Being a more health and environmentally conscious city i can only imagine how much this percentage has grown.

I have spent over countless hours wasting electricity, do i feel bad about it? yes am i gonna change my ways? most likely not. Much of our life depends on electricity. We use it for the most basic things, like watching tv, using our computer, or even navigating through the streets or our home. But how much electricity does San Francisco use? According to a PG&E spokesman the city of San Francisco consumes about 18,000 megawatt hours of electricity each day. One megawatt hour powers about 750 homes in California. Thats 749 more homes than i have.

A couple months ago I went to the tech museum with my family located in San Jose,  they have a bike that generates electricity. the faster that you pedal the more energy is given to the lightbulb. Because so many people ride their bikes here it would  be easy for them to generate electricity and help preserve the environment. This gave me an idea.

Over the course of these semester i will be building a bicycle that generates electricity. For it i will need a stationary bike, a stand, a drive belt, motor, and a light bulb. I will be also using a virtual reality headset so the tedious task of peddling can seem a little more fun than it already is. Hopefully by the end ill finish it if not then I’m sorry but its not the first time I’ve let someone down.

in the wise words of Jeb Bush

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I got my sources from SocketSite which helped me figure out how many people rode their bikes to work in San Francisco in 2013. I also got another source for a PG&E spokesman who talked about how much electricity on average San Francisco uses. Many of the pictures that were in my slideshow they were all taken by me.

Topic and Outline for Speech 2

In this speech I will be talking about how biking and electricity are related and can be a resourceful way of getting exercise and creating energy.

Points I will be going over:

  • why this topic
  • how is biking important
  • how is electricity important
  • how do they go together
  • what I plan to do