Background: This was my script for my Social Media Intro Speech for my SCOM 2400 class. It was delivered on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in my Interpersonal Communication class. The purpose of this speech was to introduce one of my classmates based on the information I found on their social media accounts. Since I wanted my speech to be different, I decided to do a poem (and I was the only one who did a poem!). I had a lot of fun writing this (the night before my presentation 😅), and I got a positive reaction from the audience when I delivered it in class even though I had two brain farts during my speech 😓 (I should have used notecards!).
Social Media Intro Speech
Note: The name of the person I introduced has been changed for privacy reasons.
Instagram, Instagram, on my phone,
Tell me who is this Brittany that is being shown
Is she a med student or an athlete?
Someone who enjoys the Georgia heat?
Tell me if there is more than what the eye meets
The app responds, oh yes indeed
Her posts and stories have revealed
That Brittany . . . is an artistic and adventurous being
What do I mean?
In terms of art, drawings are her go-to tools
for expressing emotions, love, and secrets inside and outside of school
Sometimes her art takes the form of tattoos and piercings
Other times it involves striking and posing for the camera most deserving
In terms of adventure, wanderlust is written all over her screen
You’ll most likely find her by a body of water with some sunscreen
From New York to Dubai to Madrid and Barcelona,
Brittany the explorer is making her way around the world due to her multicultural persona
Her adventures aren’t solitary, though
She values spending time with her good friends and long-term beau
By attending weddings and concerts and seeing who can drink the most beer
It’s clear that relationships are something she holds dear
Before we part ways,
Listen to this final message that I’m about to convey
The reason I was able to pull this information from her social media account,
Was that Brittany gave me permission by accepting my request and adding me to her follower count
Thus, if you want to get to know Brittany without being a creep
Just send her a request and let her know that you are interested in knowing that which is more than skin-deep.