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nerdykiller
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5/31/2011 7:10:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I tried out for high school speech and debate and I epically failed.....
@.* :(
I am just pissed of at myself and is now yelling at my computer screen.
OMG
What do you guys do when you fail at something...?
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tvellalott
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5/31/2011 7:12:45 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 7:10:15 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
I tried out for high school speech and debate and I epically failed.....
@.* :(
I am just pissed of at myself and is now yelling at my computer screen.
OMG
What do you guys do when you fail at something...?
P

Try again. Public speaking is outrageously difficult for some people (myself included).
Don't give up. :)
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5/31/2011 7:15:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I honestly don't give a sh!t most of the time.

I'm in this stupid guitar contest right now, at the store finals, we compete on Thursday. 30 people whittled down to 6.

The funny thing is, when I went in, I thought the idea of a guitar off was so stupid that I went in plastered. I ended up winning a 15% discount card at the hosting store for making it to the finals.

Now I just want to win, because one of the prizes is a tuner, and my tuner exploded a week ago.
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5/31/2011 7:16:19 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I party harder :p and u failed to get in the debate team? Seriously.
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nerdykiller
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5/31/2011 7:23:15 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 7:16:19 PM, headphonegut wrote:
I party harder :p and u failed to get in the debate team? Seriously.

Dude I wan't ready for it...
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I didn't know you could talk about drugs and gun rights...
I was gonna write a speech about legalizing drugs, but I didn't think it was allowed...
Idk...
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Ore_Ele
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5/31/2011 7:30:23 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 7:10:15 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
I tried out for high school speech and debate and I epically failed.....
@.* :(
I am just pissed of at myself and is now yelling at my computer screen.
OMG
What do you guys do when you fail at something...?
P

Go to the coach and argue that you should be accepted into the team. I.E. have a debate with him on the resolution "I should be allowed onto the debate team." If you being on the team means that someone else must be kicked off, make sure to build that into your argument.

The absolute worst thing would be if he won't let you present your case, in which case, how much of a debate team is it really?
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nerdykiller
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5/31/2011 7:34:56 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 7:30:23 PM, OreEle wrote:
At 5/31/2011 7:10:15 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
I tried out for high school speech and debate and I epically failed.....
@.* :(
I am just pissed of at myself and is now yelling at my computer screen.
OMG
What do you guys do when you fail at something...?
P

Go to the coach and argue that you should be accepted into the team. I.E. have a debate with him on the resolution "I should be allowed onto the debate team." If you being on the team means that someone else must be kicked off, make sure to build that into your argument.

The absolute worst thing would be if he won't let you present your case, in which case, how much of a debate team is it really?

lol
I have sent her an email saying that if I can get another chance to try out tomorrow.
Man-is-good
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5/31/2011 10:03:06 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I have a bad day, try to sleep over it, read a good book in the library, and ultimately pull myself up again with a victory next time.
That is, for me, the formula for life.
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6/1/2011 3:56:15 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 7:10:15 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
I tried out for high school speech and debate and I epically failed.....
@.* :(
I am just pissed of at myself and is now yelling at my computer screen.
OMG
What do you guys do when you fail at something...?
P

Okay, the first thing is to analyse what went wrong. You've typically got delivery and content (and sub areas and such) .

You seem to be a competent debater, so I'm guessing content isn't your problem. The next step is to address what part of delivery needs work - speech skills (ie. the way the speech sounds - rhetorical questions, ease of listening, tone etc.) or presentation (ie. hand gestures, do you look at the audience) . Effectively, (without going into a long talk about specifics) isolate the problem and work on it.

As for what I do when I fail... get really angry at myself and berate myself, even when others think I did well. If I care about my failure, I'll try harder to rectify it. Ie. I lost a chess game in a competition (I was my school's team leader) when I knew I could outplay the other guy easily enough, but made so many mistakes. Solution: The next week when versing a guy of about the same difficulty I focused and didn't rush.
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gerrandesquire
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6/1/2011 4:54:09 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I go really really quiet, and then analyse where I did wrong. Then I think of the worse case scenario the failure would put me in, (after endlessly trying to steer away from the blame game), try to come to peace with the worst case, plan the best thing that can be done in the situation, write it down, then sleep. Then when I wake up, look at the solution, if it seems halfway decent I go for it.

Yup.
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6/1/2011 10:45:13 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 5/31/2011 7:10:15 PM, nerdykiller wrote:
I tried out for high school speech and debate and I epically failed.....
@.* :(
I am just pissed of at myself and is now yelling at my computer screen.
OMG
What do you guys do when you fail at something...?
P

You have TRYOUTS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

We just sign up for the class and pay the dues...
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devinni01841
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6/1/2011 10:45:48 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 6/1/2011 4:36:32 AM, Cody_Franklin wrote:
I've never heard of a high school debate team that you have to try out for.

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innomen
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6/1/2011 10:58:40 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
The thing is, when you fail at public speaking it feels embarrassing, but it's usually not nearly as bad as you think it to be. I've done spectacular in public speaking, and i've been dismal. The more you do the better you are at it, and the more varied the format and audience the better you will be at it, and the more comfortable you will be. Learn from your failiures!

On the 16th i have to give a presentation on giving presentations in front of our sales force, and I'm now getting a little nervous.