Presentations: A Continual Learning Process
Taking part in several presentations this week has certainly given me a lot of confidence. Additionally, as Paul told us last week, there are going to be numerous presentations in the year ahead. I am confident that this is the year in which we will learn.
I suppose the most essential thing when speaking is the confidence that you develop in front of your colleagues and peers. We all come from different parts of the world; having different cultures, languages, and accents. Ultimately, what matters is the confidence and poise with which we deliver and put forth our opinions across the audience. Of course, confidence does not come naturally to everybody. However, the more we speak in public, the better we get in the time to come.
Presentations held on Friday certainly got overshadowed by the ones held earlier on Tuesday. We relied too much on the definitions and did not pay much heed to the audience. It was an ‘undergrad level’ because we did not concentrate much on the structure and eventually lost the focus.
Confidence, audible voice, credible sources, effective speech and stance, proper structure, and sound content are perhaps the most important aspects we need to consider and learn this year!