Reflection on Oral Presentation
This post is an evaluation on my Oral Presentation I had on 16th April. The following is the breakdown of it:
All the while I had been the one working on the features of the applications, therefore I had a very good knowledge of my content. In addition, the interface and user flow of the application were mainly discussed, decided and designed between Ian and I, hence, I was very prepared for the presentation with all the visuals prepared through the use of various software programs.
Due to the lack of confidence in myself, I had unnecessary worries that I would forget my content despite knowing my content inside out. In addition, I kept having the worry that I would speak too long during the presentation as my part was content rich, which hence caused me to speak too fast before my audience could digest the content. Although the visuals were well prepared, and helpful, I failed to slow down to guide my audience through. To add on, even though I tried to use a convincing tone with a friendly approach by having a smile occasionally, due to the lack of pauses, it impeded the purpose of doing a successful pitch.
Use of slideware and other audiovisuals:
The images used to showcase the interface of the App was a strength in my presentation because they were impressive since it was self designed and customized to our solution, which helped a lot in putting across to the audience the mechanism of our proposed idea.
Overall, I feel that there is a lot I need to improve on, especially believing in myself.