P4 – Delivering Effective Presentations – Follow–up
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P4 - Delivering Effective Presentations – Final
Workshop Tutor: Bev Walsh
Date: 12th July 2013
I feel that I have yet to fully utilise the skill sets I have acquired from this workshop. To date I have tackled how I present myself to others as oppose to a presentation as commonly understood. However, this will change in the upcoming months with the possibility of interviews and assessment centres in the hopes of securing a training contract as well as with my Masters in Law and Business which is partly assessed by presentations that starts in September.
Thus far I feel not only much more confident my presentation abilities but also much more aware of external factors which should affect my presentation style such as the time of day, stage space available, my audience’s knowledge on the subject and even their age. Currently I am using the KISS model to practice my interview technique by brainstorming the different experiences I have undertaken and the related skill sets that are exemplified by them. Then deciding the strongest relations between the two to give examples as well as which may be outdated or less relevant for different law firms. I am then just practicing interviews in front of the mirror and with my family at the moment which are recorded and gradually my style has become much more engaging; well articulated; direct and relevant.
The main problem area which has required deep thought has been intonation which I am constantly tweaking in different areas of my answer (although I realise that this may not go as to plan in a real interview). I will research this area further to reach the next level on my presenting style.
The workshop did inspire me to gain a Microsoft Office Specialist certification on Microsoft PowerPoint so that I can make full use of visual aid software. I hope to transition the knowledge I have gained through the workshop and the above course into my later career and Pro Bono work in which I will undoubtedly be pitching ideas and clarifying/summarising points to business clients.