Thursday, 24 November 2016

Analytical Reflection

Public speaking requires a lot of confidence and is a concern to many people. It’s been one of my concern until now. 

My group was scheduled to present on day 2. After seeing the first few groups presenting, I knew there were higher expectations from Brad. On the day of presentation, I felt anxious and nervous.

During my delivery, I used a different method which was to interact with the audience. This approach boosted my confidence. However, in the middle of the presentation, I started stuttering, lost my flow of thoughts and confidence. To counter this, I took a deep breath to compose myself.

The slide designs had a lot of visuals to enable the audience to visualize our solution. This was different from my previous presentations since there were lesser words to refer to on the slides. Thus, I had to adapt to not reading words off the slides. I felt that our presentation slides were just sufficient and not too lengthy. However, in the presentation slides, we had some visuals which covered the words. This could be improved by putting the visual on another slide instead. 

During the Questions & Answers session, I had some trouble answering questions and required my team to back me up. I feel that I could improve in handling questions by making sure I am well-read of my project. 

There are several areas I will need to improve on. One of them is organising my thoughts to clearly engage the audience and make them understand my presentation better. In addition to that, I must be more expressive, smile more at the appropriate times as well as projecting my voice louder for better clarity.

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  1. Thank you, Akmal, for this self critical detailed reflection. You do a very fine job of describing various aspects of your delivery and how you coped with the process. You've also used this experience to project into the future and how you can improve. I'm sure you will do well as you embrace further opportunities to present. Good luck!

    1. Thank you Brad! There is still a long journey ahead for me. Using this experience will really help me in the long run.

  2. Hey Bro Akmal! A very detailed analysis of your presentation. I personally felt that you performed very well for your presentation. Instead you had performed better than I expected. Your decision to engage with the audience had work out well for you! I could still remember vividly when you started to stutter during your presentation and you continue to remain calm and compose! I am very sure that I have lots to learn from you when it comes to interacting well with my audience and how to keep myself compose.


    1. Halo Ruz! Yeah I tried a different approach and the outcome was interesting. Thank you Ruz and we can both learn from one another as well.

  3. Hi Akmal!

    A very clear outline on your learning experience on presentation. How you improved your skills from before and how your preparations better prepare you for the final presentation. Don't be disheartened when you face difficulties during your presentation, it will only make you aware of the mistakes the next time round you present! I know you can do it!


    1. Hey Dan!

      What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? Thanks for the the encouragement!