Sunday, 13 March My first public speech!!!!!! I still remember the fear and anticipation i had about the presentation,weeks before the assigned date. I would go over what i would say and the words that i would use and not use.
Roosevelt had campaigned against Herbert Hoover in the presidential election by saying as little as possible about what he might do if elected. The affable, witty Roosevelt used his great personal charm to keep most people at a distance.
In campaign speeches, he favored a buoyant, optimistic, gently paternal tone spiced with humor. But his first inaugural address took on an unusually solemn, religious quality. And for good reason—by the depression had reached its depth. Your browser is unable to play the audio element.
Try updating to the latest version of your browser. I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.
Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.
I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days. In such a spirit on my part and on yours we face our common difficulties.
They concern, thank God, only material things. Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone.
More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return. Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment. Yet our distress comes from no failure of substance.
We are stricken by no plague of locusts. Compared with the perils which our forefathers conquered because they believed and were not afraid, we have still much to be thankful for. Nature still offers her bounty and human efforts have multiplied it. Plenty is at our doorstep, but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply.
Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men. True they have tried, but their efforts have been cast in the pattern of an outworn tradition. Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money.
Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence.
They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish. The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization.
We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit. Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men.Fear of My First Speech in Class When I thought of my first speech class, I was a bit frantic.
After reading about professional public speakers stories on fear of public speaking and how they essentially overcame it, I told myself you can do it. If you find that fear inevitably gets in the way of your ability to speak in public, we have some good news for you.
You don’t have to overcome your fear in order to be a good public speaker.
Mar 12, · My very first public speech was last year when i was in 3rd semester of college,,where i had to give a 15 minute detailed presentation on my term paper topic 'herbs as anti cancer agents',in front of my whole class and three faculty members.I still remember the fear and anticipation i had about the presentation,weeks before the .
Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to race at the mere thought of raising my hand in class.
For weeks beforehand, I had nightmares about forgetting my lines, waking up in a cold sweat. Aug 28, · In the early 's Franklin Dealano Roosevelt was elected as the 32nd President of the United States.
This is his first inaugural speech, otherwise known as the "Nothing to Fear Speech.". Fear of My First Speech in Class When I thought of my first speech class, I was a bit frantic.
After reading about professional public speakers stories on fear of public speaking and how they essentially overcame it, I told myself you can do it. The day of presenting my speech finally arrived and I [ ].