Advice on giving a speech

Ok so I have a speech contest here in florida and what happens is in every sixth grade class we do a speech and present it and speak the speech and then the class votes for who they think should represent the class. Well when I did do my speech I was shaking I was really nervous and I have stage fright well I guess I did pretty good on it cause i got chosen well now I have a bigger crowd to present in front of any advice the speech is on friday

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Elleyd
U know they already like u and uv already done the hard part they're there to listen to u. Also. Ur in sixth grade as long as nothing drastic happens everyone will just breeze by it. I'm a performer so some tips I use to get my nerves down is no one is gonna tell u u did bad, which ur probably didn't do anyways, everyone will forget after a while, as long as u get through it no one judges u. Ull b fine! Ask if u want more tips!
madison1
Thanks!! Really for everything You are awesome Thank you
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on April 26, 2014
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Elleyd
well i think u did phenomenally!!!
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on April 26, 2014
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madison1
Thanks I was a bit sad when i didn't get first but then I saw how happy James was so i went over and shook his hand and told him he did great and he did besides at least i placed
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on April 26, 2014
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Elleyd
you r soo welcome it makes me very glad and very proud of u
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on April 26, 2014
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madison1
Very! When I was waiting i thought of what you said and it really calmed me down Thank you so so so so much!!!
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on April 26, 2014
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Elleyd
great! was i helpful in the least?
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on April 26, 2014
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madison1
Awwwww thanks! I'm really happy for the other two ahead their speeches were great
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on April 26, 2014
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Elleyd
good. and accidents happen just keep moving on. *Applaud* Good job! You did great i just know u did!
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on April 26, 2014
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madison1
Well i couldn't figure out how to adjust the mic so i just took it off and held it in my hand but i moved a card and it got mixed up and i couldn't find my 4th index card and i paused for like 20 seconds and i think got points deducted but i at least placed my friend james got 1st so im happy for him
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on April 26, 2014
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Elleyd
Good job! That's phenomenal! How'd you do, what happened, anything interesting about it? Tell me everything!
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on April 25, 2014
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madison1
I got third place!
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on April 25, 2014
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Elleyd
same things go
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on April 25, 2014
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madison1
Ok but im already past the class thing i already got chosen for that but im going to be judged by some college students
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on April 25, 2014
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Elleyd
if its allergies no. and if youre really worried about it prepare a joke about it. then ull get extra poinrts. so like SNEEEEZE "Spring is here!" everyone laughs resume. if they dont life just move on your teacher will understand
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on April 25, 2014
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madison1
i'll be sure to do so! By the way one of my biggest fears about it is the crowd and i have allergies to pollin so now i have a stuffy nose sneeze and cough do you think i will get points taken away if i sneeze or cough in the middle of my speech?
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on April 25, 2014
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Elleyd
just play it cool and relax. moving can actually give u more nerves but standing stick still is not a good idea
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on April 24, 2014
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Elleyd
Interacting with the crowd is always good but dont fidget or pace or move incessantly the audience will focus more on that than ur speech
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on April 24, 2014
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madison1
I think I'll try to move around a lot so that it may help control my nerves?
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on April 24, 2014
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Elleyd
Just remember to look up and keep in mind u know what ur talking about. Too often I see people holding note cards that say approximately one word and yet for the entire time they're just staring at the card.
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on April 24, 2014
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madison1
I have index cards knowing me if I dont have those I will fumble my words
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on April 24, 2014
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Elleyd
you'll be fine! r u memorizing it or using a paper?
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on April 23, 2014
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madison1
1 more day
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on April 23, 2014
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Elleyd
on April 23, 2014
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madison1
I will thanks!
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on April 23, 2014
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Elleyd
Tell me how it goes!
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on April 23, 2014
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madison1
on April 23, 2014
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Elleyd
np!
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on April 23, 2014
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madison1
Np I should be thanking you
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on April 23, 2014
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Elleyd
Thanks! I appreciate it
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on April 22, 2014
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madison1
Ok Thank you! Your Great at giving advice by the way
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on April 22, 2014
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Elleyd
if ur point was to make people realize how bad animal testing is, tthen scaring them is just fine; i kno that sounds awful but when make philosophical pieces people will have strong mixed emotions towards it.
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on April 22, 2014
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madison1
Ya one more there is going to me an entire three 5th grade classes and the entire 6th grade some people in my class said that my speech scared them is that good or bad my speech is on animal testing and Thank you for the advice
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on April 22, 2014
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on April 22, 2014
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