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The Gibbs Reflective Cycle

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Taking this module highlighted what my weaknesses are when presenting. However, the main weakness I found was not looking at the audience when presenting as it shows a lack of confidence in what you are saying which may lose the interest of the audience (O'Donnell 2016). To improve on my weaknesses, I took part in class activates where the lecturer put us into groups and it involved us presenting an idea, place, etc. I will use the Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle (1988) to reflex on my presentation. Gibbs’ reflective cycle encourages me to think systematically about the phases of a group activity. For the project assignment, I had to do a 10-minute presentation on the history of Hip Hop music. When delivering my presentation, I felt confident…show more content…
I used a range of different features (e.g. audio, pictures, videos, etc.) to make the presentation more entertaining and to give examples of what I am talking about (for example the different eras of Hip Hop music) (Gallo 2016). I also made sure to use positive body language and hand gestures to describe what I was talking about (Edwards 2016). If I could do the presentation again I would stop my bad habits such as clicking the pen and put my hands in my pockets as it distracts the audience from the message I am are trying to get across. If I had to start this module again I would try and get more involved with the group projects and try to present something to the class at the end of every lesson. I feel that I need to learn about how to present to a larger crowd or attend some professional training to further improve and enhance my presenting skills so I am more comfortable while presenting. The next time I am presenting I can use the Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle (1988) so I can continuously critic my presentations which will help me especially in the workplace as it will help me pitch an idea of mine or presenting myself in an interview to show why I am suited for a job
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