Classical Music Speech Challenge

How did you all do last week with your impromptu speech?  What topic did you choose?  Please share your experience!  This is the last week of the challenge and we are going to step it up one more time.  But I know you are all up to it! This week, I want you to put what you learned this month together and give an impromptu speech on one of the fun topics listed below.  This time also watch that you are loud enough for those in the back of the room to hear you and that you aren’t rushing through your speech.  Maintain good eye contact with your audience and have fun with your topic!  Show your personality! Suggested Topics: 1. The importance of classical music 2. Pick a classical composer and share why you like his music 3. Explain why they say you learn better with classical music playing in the background 4. Explain why you believe classical music is boring For more fun with speech communication, check out these fun Art of Eloquence studies: Say What You Mean: A Creative Speech Course Know Your Audience Say What You Mean: Defending the Faith Say What You Mean: The Language of Leadership Say What You Mean: Debating the Issues If you liked these mini lessons, you'll love our newsletter!  We will be offering 4 mini speech communication lessons form each of six Art of Eloquence studies this year, but ONLY for our newsletter subscribers!


  • Cindy Holman

    I have a love/hate relationship with classical music because my father (a PH.D. in music) always had it playing 24/7 while I lived at home. He still does – every time I’m over – it’s the only music playing and really takes me back! However not all classical music is good music – just like too much of anything else is not good – and variety is much better for the ears and for the soul – at least for me. I DO love instrumental music though, and prefer soundtracks from movies over much classical music – the only exception would be Mozart, Chopin, some Beethoven and Bach – and a little Haydn and Schumann. The rest I can take or leave. Someone once said of Wagner’s music – ‘what hell will be like’ and I have to agree! My favorite instrumental sound-scores which beat any classical music in my opinion are the scores of Elmer Bernstein in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ and ‘Age of Innocence’ Also the great score of ‘Titanic’ and ‘Meet Joe Black’ – I could go on and on – but you get the idea. As long as it’s good music – the style does not concern me – old or new.

  • jojosblog

    I love classical music too, but I know several who think it’s boring. My son loves it. Now, Carla, you ought to know not to be eating or drinking when you read MY blogs! Hope your screen is okay.

  • Carla

    Being raised with and playing classical music, you got me thinking about Number 3 as I always play something soft and/or classical (no words) in the background when I work or lean something new. Then I got to Number 4 and spit coffee on the screen! ROFLOL I imagine that’s true, though, for any number of younger folks. Many good points to ponder here, JoJo, although I, for one, have no trouble hitting the back of the room. Just call me the “no-microphone” kid. I don’t hear correctly so my voice is usually either too soft or too loud. But when I want to hit the back wall, lookout! :)

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