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WSPA P4 – Delivering Effective Presentations – Follow–up

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P4- Delivering Effective Presentations- Follow-up

Workshop Tutor: Bev Walsh

Date: 6th July 2013

Preparation seems to be the key to success in this field. While not presenting in the formal sense, I ensure that before I engage in a conversation with an agenda or technical inquiry, I quickly take note of the key discussion points. Examples have been during my career meeting with BPP law school where I wanted to ensure I came across professionally and had a structured approach to my queries and concerns which meant that I could get the most out of the 30 minute time slot I had been allocated. I now constantly carry my water bottle with me everywhere, which not only provide me with pauses in conversation to think through what I am about to say, but also keeps the tone of my voice in check and prevent it breaking when nervous.

Again, more on the level of presenting myself as oppose to delivering a presentation, I have currently been re-establishing some networks I obtained during previous law fairs. The goal is to gain some insight into different firms which I intend to apply to as well as perhaps find a more informal avenue to forward my applications to based on any sort of recommendation or recognition. As was my approach to the quick phone conversations I have had with some of my contacts, I intend to have an agenda geared toward my career and possibly even a friendship if I can secure an informal meet up for a drink.

Furthermore, I am currently rehearsing replies to possible questions I could be asked at an interview stage so that I am confident and clear in the way I present myself in an interview. I will continue to do this until I have fully updated my CV and covering letter at which stage I will book mock interviews with BPP Law School as well as practice with my family and friends which should leave me as prepared as I can be.

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