Its amazing how time flies in a blink of an eye. Its nearing the end of the Semester already and my group just finished our presentation on iStepUp 2 weeks ago. Oh, do pardon me for the informality here for this is a blog after all. It is indeed uncanny how the class started out as strangers and here we are working together to finish up reports after reports. Time is indeed something mysterious at work. Alright, back to the main point and the usual formality for the very reflection of the entire oral presentation experience i had at the Effective Communications Module.
Every lesson, 2 groups were to present their ideas/topics to the class and the audience had to role play as relevant authorities or parties to provide feedback and opinions for the Q & A session held at the end of each presentation. Most of the presentations we have seen were very visual and some were even interactive. The general understanding from the class that a presentation had to be clear, concise and straightforward.
However my group took the straightforward portion a little bit too seriously. Afraid of side tracking during the presentation we removed certain background information that we deem will be not necessary in selling our points and ideas. After all, it is something we can learn upon and we should cherry pick the relevant background information to provide to our audience and how can take full advantage of using the background information to enhance our selling points.
I have never been a natural presenter and i was the kind that tend to align myself as much as possible to a script. Having seen how Kevin presented his proposal for the improved Park and Ride scheme , i was very much inspired to take in his footsteps. I remember feeling very awkward in doing my introduction while i dived straight to the current problems in our presentation. Personally i did not think i had much of a platform to attempt Kevin's style or nicely put it emulate the style. I really hope i can apply the experience i had in this module and oral presentation and bring in to use in my future presentations.
By bringing myself out of my comfort zone, i believe it is an appropriate method to bring about improvement in oneself. By setting limits, there is only how much one believes he can achieve. Definitely , experience will come into the picture and the "discomfort" zone will become your comfort zone. There is no limitations to learning and i really want to bring my presentation skills up from where it is now!
Its amazing how time flies in a blink of an eye. Its nearing the end of the Semester already and my group just finished our presentation on iStepUp 2 weeks ago. Oh, do pardon me for the informality here for this is a blog after all. It is indeed uncanny how the class...