Self Reflection for Oral Presentation
Firstly, I would like to begin by saying that feedback was very mixed and gave some very differing opinions on the presentation as a whole. As an example, several reviewers stated that eye contact was poor throughout the presentation but several others contradict this. Again this is apparent with the clarity and volume of our speech. According to half the reviewers the presentation was too softly spoken and not clear with the other half praising our clarity. Although this may simply be that some speakers held better eye contact than others or someone was not very clear, it is impossible to determine who the review is aimed at individually or at the group as a whole. This variation in opinions will make the task of assessing our performance, both as a group and individually, more difficult. That being said, the presentation was well put together in my opinion. Although I entered the group at a late date, after the initial assignment was handed out, the group welcomed me and actively brought me up to speed on our task. Group work was quickly re-divided to accommodate my arrival and allowed me to lessen the workload of everyone else. We worked very well together throughout this assignment, assisting each other where needed and making sure we stayed on track with our work. Tasks set were completed by determined deadlines and everyone pulled their weight. Personally I have seen in some feedback that my own interaction with the audience was strong, asking questions (albeit, off the cuff) which engaged the audience and seemed to wake a few of them up. Also said was that my enthusiasm created a good atmosphere for the audience. If we had incorporated this question asking and enthusiasm into all speeches we would definitely have gained more attention from our audience, which is one of the main goals of any presentation. My group members have not, to my knowledge, had much experience speaking in front of an audience, where as I...
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