I will break down my reflection into 3 main parts namely content, script and bring it out.
Firstly content, I strongly feel that a presentation will be half-success if the content itself is great. A strong content is like the foundation, only with a good foundation, so that we could develop more interesting and sounding aspects for the presentation. This time round, I was presenting the same part that I contributed to the project proposal, and my group mates and I edited the part for several times before handed in. That is why I feel quite comfortable with the content I was going to present then.
Secondly it is the script. During the dry run, when I was presenting based on the materials that I wrote on the proposal, and I did not do much change to it. The feedback was not good. I felt that I was losing the attention of my audience shortly after I started. Moreover, Brad was also telling us that, presentation was actually a selling process in which we should add more our personal staff in order to make it lively. Furthermore, Brad kept emphasizing the importance of a pitch in a presentation, thus I decided to write a new script based on the content but entirely restructured and rephrased in a more interesting way, and add in interesting staff like personal experience that I thought could be able to catch my audience’s attention.
Thirdly, bring it out. It is basically about internalizing all the materials and practicing with the group mates and on my own. This time round I adapted the approach of memorizing the outline rather than memorizing the whole script. It is an effective way for me to avoid blank in mind when I am on stage. Moreover, by internalizing the outline, I was more fluent in the presentation. Although I use very simple and daily language, I felt that a natural flow of the presentation is more important than good sentence structures or good choice of words.
Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who was there in my presentation, as your guys were really supportive. Without your attention, I would not be able to do it in a comfortable way.