The last day of the lecture in this semester. Before the final presentation of my project which I’ve been working on for three months, we had a guest speaker in the lecture.
The guest speaker, Patrick Pennefather taught a lot of useful skills for the presentation. One most notable things he mentioned was to know what I’m presenting well. I completely agreed with what he said. I usually get really nervous when I present in front of many people. Although I know that many students are not focusing on other presentations as they are also nervous about their presentation or thinking about the last minutes changes for their presentations, I still get very nervous and sometimes forget what I say. In addition, if I’m not 100% sure about what I present, my presentation would be very miserable. In PUB201, I know what I’m doing and what I’ve been working on as I’m writing what I’m passionate about, so I know what I present very well and very confident about what to say.
Later in class, the whole class moved to another room and did voice practice. It was very interesting to identify where the voice comes from and how to practice voice before presenting. It made me somewhat relaxing and be more confident about talking in front of many people.
I’ve learned a lot of things in PUB201 and hopefully I can do well on the final presentation without panicking and forgetting what I’m supposed to tell in class.