As you think beyond the monologue toward your two speeches of self introduction (one impromptu or written immediately prior to performance and one extemporaneous or written/revised well in advance) a personality test is a great way to start thinking about many “themes” to which you can attach yourself. This is one of my favorites but most tests will help spur your thinking and the more you take the better! In fact, if you find one you really like, please share it in the comments! (good way to earn participation credit if you aren’t much of a talker in class).
I am a rhetorical scholar, public speaker, and teacher at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I study speech and contemporary U.S. political culture and teach courses in public speaking, interpersonal and visual communication, speech and media, and rhetorical theory and criticism. I have been featured on RabbitBox Storytelling and TEDx. View all posts by RhetoricLee