Fencing is one of the most popular sports among children. It’s not only fun but it helps them develop their coordination, strength and balance skills. Children love playing with swords or other weapons like spears, axes, knives etc. They are very good at following simple instructions given by adults. There are many different types of fencing weapons such as sabers, rapiers and lances which have various purposes and uses. Some of these weapons are used for combat while others are used for recreational purposes.
In the past, there were no regulations governing the use of weapons in schools. However, nowadays, all schools must follow certain safety guidelines when using any type of weapon. These guidelines include:
1) Do not handle the weapon recklessly.
2) Keep your finger off the trigger until ready to fire.
3) Never point the weapon at anyone unless you intend to shoot them.
There are several advantages of fencing over other sports. One advantage is that it develops coordination and physical strength, which is beneficial for all activities including sports. In fencing, you must swing the weapon properly in order to hit your opponent. This helps children develop stronger arms and shoulders.
In addition, children need to quickly reach certain positions in order to successfully attack their opponents and evade their attacks. This improves their balance and agility.
Another advantage of fencing is that it’s a relatively safe sport to play. While accidents can happen, most of them are preventable. For example, one should never wear loose clothing or jewelry when fencing and remove all objects from your pockets. Also, protective gear such as masks and body vests are designed to protect the vital organs.
In addition, different types of weapons have different safety features. For example, foil and small swords only cause an opponent’s weapon to “touch” them which doesn’t cause any injuries. The rapier causes a “real” wound that is similar to a cut with a real sword.
Another advantage of fencing is that it can be used to develop many types of skills. For example, hand-eye coordination is very important in fencing. It also helps increase response time and reaction time because you need to quickly decide what maneuver to preform in order to win the fight. In addition, it increases awareness of your surroundings, which is useful for all physical activities.
Due to these advantages, fencing develops a wide range of skills that are important both inside and outside of the classroom.
In conclusion Fencing is one the best sports and is enjoyed by countless people from all over the world. We hope you found this article about fencing interesting and useful and we hope that you will try it sometime.
This is an example of an informative speech. There are many other types of speeches that you are likely to need at some point in your academic career. These include speeches that you give in class, speeches for graduation, and many more. Although 10 minutes will be plenty of time for you to give this speech in class, you should try to practice it so that you can present the information in a clear and concise way.
When giving your speech remember to:
1) Make eye contact with your audience every once in a while.
2) Don’t read word for word off of your paper or you run the risk of coming across as dull.
Instead, look at your paper as a guide, but speak with conviction and don’t be afraid to pause once in a while to gather your thoughts.
3) Make sure to articulate each word clearly.
This is especially important when giving definitions. If your audience doesn’t understand what you’re saying, then there’s no point in giving the speech.
4) Use props when appropriate.
For example, if you’re speaking about animals and you need to distinguish between a cat and a dog, it would be a good idea to bring pictures of each with you so that you can show the audience what you’re talking about.
5) Don’t be afraid to use your own words when describing things.
For example, if you were giving a speech about tigers and you read the Wikipedia article about them last night, then it’s perfectly fine to include a few sentence that weren’t in the article. As long as you don’t copy anything directly from the source and give credit to the writer of the article by citing their name somewhere in your speech, then you’re in the clear. You want the audience to understand what you’re saying after all.
Now that you’ve finished reading this article, you should have a better understanding of what an informative speech is as well as knowing how to create and deliver one of your own.
An informative speech explains something you’re interested in or familiar with to an audience that’s unfamiliar with the topic. In other words, you’re the expert on the subject and the audience learns something. Obviously, the more knowledgeable you are on a subject the better your speech will be received by the audience. If you’re not an expert on a subject, then try to find someone who is and get them to help you so that you can establish yourself as an expert in the field.
Before You Write Your Speech
The first thing to do is to give some thought to what you’re going to talk about. Of course, it should be something that you’re interested in. Beyond that, there are a few other factors that may influence your decision.
Long or Short
In general, informative speeches can be either long or short. If you have a lot of time to prepare, then you can probably prepare a longer speech that involves more detailed material. More time probably means more preparation time as well so you’ll have to decide how much work you want to put into it.
Most people probably fall under the “short” category. That is, you only have a limited amount of time to prepare your speech. It probably means that you have to give the speech within a week or so. This should be enough time to prepare a short speech as long as you don’t procrastinate.
Another thing to consider is the subject choice itself. Obviously, you want to pick something that you know a lot about. However, it should also be something that interests you. You’ll be spending a lot of time reading up on the subject as well as preparing and giving the speech so you want to make sure you enjoy it.
Remember, you don’t want to read off of paper or even use notes too much if you can help it so you’ll have to know your stuff cold.
If you’re not sure what to pick, then look around you.
What do you spend a lot of time doing? What subjects are you interested in? What do you spend money on?
Some subjects work better than others for informative speeches. For example, it would be hard to give an informative speech about nuclear physics to a group of ten year olds. On the other hand, soccer is a pretty universal sport that people of all ages can understand and enjoy.
Make sure to pick something that you’re actually knowledgeable about though. It’s okay to pick something that you’re interested in but don’t know too much about as long as you’re willing to do the research. However, you shouldn’t pick something that you have no knowledge about and expect to learn everything before the speech.
Also, make sure that what you pick is something that will interest your audience. If you’re talking to a group of ten year olds, you probably shouldn’t pick a topic that involves nuclear physics.
Giving The Speech
When you’re finally ready, all you have to do now is give the speech. This will be the easy part since you’ve already done most of the work.
When giving the speech itself, try to remember these tips:
Make sure to stand up the whole time. If you sit, it might make you appear less confident. However, don’t stand perfectly still either. It is important to gesture when you talk as it helps to keep the audience’s attention and makes you more interesting to listen to.
Watch some TV or listen to a politician talk to see what good speakers do.
Don’t read directly from your notes. You don’t want to make it sound like you’re in a classroom. Instead, look at your notes just before you begin speaking. This way, you won’t forget what you’re going to say and you can look up to the audience to make eye contact which makes you more personable.
Don’t just look around though; make sure to look at different people in the audience.
Don’t be afraid to pause every once in awhile. This will give the audience time to absorb what you’ve said so far and it gives you a chance to think of what to say next. If you speak for too long without pause, people are going to start getting bored. The best speakers know exactly when to speak and when to stop speaking.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully completed this challenge and given an informative speech to a group of people. While this challenge might have seemed a little amateurish and elementary, it’s actually harder than you probably thought.
Sure, there are professionals that make their living speaking publicly about all sorts of topics but the key to remember is that they’ve practiced a lot and they started out just like you by giving speeches to their friends and family. Anyone can do it if they really set their mind to it.
So what are you waiting for?
Get out there and practice!
This challenge is complete!
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