In the first interview I realized that I talked fast when responding so I slowed down my rate of speech. I never paid attention to my body posture during the first interview, so I slightly leaned forward to show that I was interested. While discussing a topic using your hands can be distracting, but sense I’m a hand talker it is hard to break that habit. I used my hands less in this interview, and I think with practice I will eliminate this overtime. At times I felt that I didn’t understand what she was saying although I was on the same page, so to show her that I understood I nodded my head.
I knew what people had said their personal reasons were, but I didn’t know how to incorporate that information with my own personal feelings about stories. It wasn’t until after the second set of peer reviews that I realized that just taking their comments, which there weren’t many of, into consideration, I needed to follow my own gut feelings about my paper; my felt sense. I felt like something was very wrong with it, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. If I were a more experienced writer, perhaps I would have kept writing, not until I had filled the required amount of pages, but until I had found the words that I was searching for.
In my first couple speeches I wasn’t comfortable enough in my speech to be able to make frequent eye contact and not read off of my outline but in my final speech I wrote only the main points down and tried to deliver it as extemporaneously as possible. This is important because
The thoughts running around in my head were telling me that this essay might be a little better than the pre-assessment. After all, Mrs. Robinson had proclaimed she graded harder to teach us, but there were still doubts in my head. I thought to would write something personal, since that was what I was used to and it worked well for me. Upsettingly, I spent time on this essay but didn’t use all the resources to my benefit. I didn’t read it aloud after being finished and go back and check to see what I wrote made sense.
I feel that in most of my papers my examples could have been explained or delved into deeper than what I actually did. It is not good enough to find a great example and just put it in your paper. You have to explain why it is such a great example and then elaborate on why it fits your point of view on the subject so well. I feel that my papers had some pretty good examples that I found with some pretty heavy research into the topic. But once I found that example and realized where I wanted it in my paper, I found out that I could not explain some of them as well as I thought I could when I found them.
Also, I think not practicing it a lot has really helped me. I only read through my speech once, and that was in my head, not out loud. I know that is bad to say, but it works for me. I tend to overthink things way too much; when I start overthinking, my nerves start kicking in and my speech turns into a mess. I start losing my spot and slurring words.
In fact, I did misunderstand the professor’s guideline about focusing on only one main idea in one paragraph. However, I eventually realized and admitted the fact that I did miss the points after I had a talk with Dr. Mittoo. When I argued that I followed his requirement for sure, he just asked me some simple questions, and he gave me time to figure out the answer. After I found the answers to his questions, I had to admit that I did miss some points. And then, Dr. Mittoo told me what the right ways were to do the assignments.
When the presentation was over, the tutor gave us some feedbacks; my biggest problems were that it was not detailed enough and everything was written on the slides so I was reading from the screen. Compared to the other groups, I could have added more information and I could have asked questions to the public, as well as not reading from the screen. This feedback was really useful, especially because two weeks later I had another presentation to do which went really well. In this presentation I used my tutor 's feedback and I was more confident speaking, the slides were neat and not everything was written, therefore I had to study the subject, I also engaged more with the public. Even if this
If I were to start this presentation over again I would do many things different. One thing that I would change is my approach when picking an article. My article was confusing and very difficult to relate to the main topic, which was traditional assessment. That is the second point that I want to talk about, getting on the main topic. I felt like during my part of the presentation I did not relate it back to traditional assessment.
That helped her right from the beginning gain control over the meeting. This was one part I felt as though I lacked in due to my facial expressions. When asking her about her eye contact I did a slight frown and often times I adjusted my sit but it seemed as if I was moving back from her. This could of indicated judgment and that’s something I would never was the client to feel is coming from me. I should of dealt with the uncomfortable sitting or even explained to my client that the seat was uncomfortable, therefore she would of known that it was not her that was causing all the moving backwards.