Essay about Self Reflection for Oral Presentation

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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
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Although we worked well together I feel we left our final preparation a little too late. This is clearly shown during the portion of my speech where the PowerPoint slides were out of sync with what I was saying. This also occurred during other sections where we were not entirely sure on when to move to the next slide. Previous practice would have eliminated this problem and ensured a smoother transition between slides and speakers. On the topic of the PowerPoint, the reviewers were unanimous in that fact that it was rather bland and uninteresting or too overcrowded with information. More time spent on ‘prettying up’ and compressing the information on the PowerPoint would have given us a bonus with the audience.
As presenters we failed to move around to a degree of interest with the audience. Some said we were essentially hiding behind the lectern or standing very still, which I fully support. We stood still and failed to make many gestures toward the audience or our slides. There is also conflicting reviews on our use of supporting notes and eye contact. There is definitely room for improvement when it comes to reading off our notes, more practice together would have fixed this.
We gained a very strong reaction from the audience, one that received a fair amount of praise, with the construction and distribution of mockup flyers for our
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