Thinking back about how i performed for my presentation, there were definitely more negative points than positive points. We were the 4th group to present so we have a lot of time to prepare. Because of this, we put in extra effort in practising for our oral presentation to better prepare ourselves since we did not receive much feedback on our mock presentation. Thus, we practised for about four to five times a day for the entire week. While practising, we were feeling confident and able to speak fluently. However, i did rather badly on the actual presentation. There was a moment where i blackout in my presentation.The feedback given by my peers and professor were that i seemed to have some lapse in remembering my lines and as the presentation progressed i was speeding up my speech due to nervousness.
Despite my bad performance, my peers and professor lauded me for maintaining good posture and having decent pronunciation and articulation throughout my presentation. They advised me to slow down my pace and take a deep breath so that i will not feel too nervous. To aid me in remembering my details and presentation topic, i should just address the benefits and key takeaways and not tying myself to the script. i should let the information flow from my speech.
Hearing all the feedback, i could feel that i was trying to present word by word of what i have been presenting during our practice which in turn cause me to blackout when i could not remember the exact lines.This negative trait itself has become the downfall of my presentation. Being a good presenter, confidence is one of the key factors. This gives the audience a sense of assurance that you know what you are presenting. Also, a good presenter does not need to remember his scripts. As long as he understands what he is presenting, he is able to elaborate his part of presentation freely without memorising any words. These are the 2 main points that i felt i could have did better in my presentation.
For my future presentations in my university, i will learn to understand the context behind my presentation topic. I feel that once i am able to understand my topic well it will boost my confidence and I can avoid making the same mistakes i have made in this oral presentation. I should also continue the good habits of practising regularly so i can train to be more fluent in my presentation as well. It is always good to receive feedback from people because it allows me to know about my mistakes, learn from it and improve on myself as a person. All in all, our group presentation was considered good and i am glad that everyone's efforts have paid off.