IE3 Fall 2013: Lesson 11
I bet you're all relieved that we're finished our presentations. Most students did a really good job. I was quite impressed that many of you didn't even use your notes. Great work!
1. Really English Units #31-35
1. Blog Comment #9
Blog Comment #9
12/4/2013 06:36:22 pm
Looking back on our presentation, I felt that I could tell what I want to say smoothly. I focused on to make my classmates understand clearly. First, I tried to speak slowly and clearly using some gestures. I felt that gestures are very important at presentation because the audience can get clear impression from them. Second, I paid attention to make order of the sentences not to just make the list of the past occurrence. To help understanding of my classmates, I explained that how and why the incident had happened as much as I can. But on the other hand, my English pronunciation was poor. I really need to correct it. I worried about that my classmates couldn't hear well in some parts because of my poor pronunciation. I felt every presentation was really great and I enjoyed getting new knowledge of Cambodian culture and social problems. I really like the presentation of Cambodian food because I'm interested in food of the world. All of their food pictures looked delicious (without fried spider) and it was really fun to imagine of those tastes.
12/5/2013 05:16:34 pm
I evaluate this point that I could speak with eye contacts. Before the first group started their presentation, I had been planning on taking look my memo because I was very afraid to get blank out. However, they did presentation confidently without any notes. It was so impressive, and I decided not to bring my notes. Once I began, I could speak smoothly. In addition, I could take eye contacts naturally because I had nothing. On the other hand, I should have used more gesture. I concentrated to speak with my own words of that time, so I did only a few times. Also, I guess those were vague. I would like show gesture clearly when I do presentation next time.
12/7/2013 10:36:10 am
On the presentation about Cambodian food, I would rate that we did our presentation well, on most of the parts. Just a week before the presentation, I heard a lecture about making presentations in another class, which helped me to prepare more. Some of the advises I got in this lecture was, to prepare slide notes and to try not to use too any animations in the slides. These were so that I would not look at the screen while talking. It was not perfect, but I think I did this rather well. Another thing I think my group did well was being in control of time. Since we practiced together, we knew how much the other members would take talking about their section. We were able to complete our presentation within the designated time. My favorite presentation was about mines. It was prepared well and while being informative, it also made the audience interested using pictures and replica of the tank. They were also able to answer many of our questions.
12/8/2013 11:17:49 pm
I think that Power Point of my group was very good. I gathered my co-presenter's Power Point, and edited those. I added some animations and pictures, so when everyone watched our presentation, they must have been able to enjoy it. On my presentation, I explained it while comparing figures with words. However, I concentrated my attention to speak English, so my eye contact had decreased. To improve for my future presentation, I think I should speak confidently. If so, I will be able to use many gestures, and pay attention so that everyone understand it. The presentation which I like is "Land Mine." Presenter's explanation was easy to understand. I had images of land mines about Cambodia, so it was good that I could know about it.
12/9/2013 09:18:09 am
After I finish my presentation, I think I could tell what I wanted to say and clarify the point of presentation. However, I was a little nervous and I couldn't speak smoothly. In my future presentation, it is important to imput manuscript and look at my listeners' face. I want to take eye contact and do impressive presentaion. I need to practice more and get used to speak many audience. All of my classmtae showed great presentation. I am interested in food of Cambodia most . There are many pictures that I haven't seen and look so delicious.
12/9/2013 09:20:35 am
There are many things I need to improve for future presentations. The most important thing for me is not to be nervous. At our presentation, my mind went blank. Due to this, I couldn't tell classmates what I wanted to tell. My explain was difficult to understand. With these in mind, I want to do future presentations with getting rid of nerves, body language and eye contacts. I liked the presentation about Angkor Wat. All of presentators remained unruffled and eye contacts. Their slides were interesting and easy to understand. Moreover, I also liked the presentation of Cambodian food. Their explains were so easy to understand and interesting to listen.
12/9/2013 11:03:19 am
On the presentation about Cambodian education. Our presentation made power point simply, I think it is good point. I think that we did our presentation well. When we start to make it, we had no time so we worried about it but to make simply is the best for presentation. And we need to remember the memo. Entirely, we need to practice time of presentation. My favorite presentation was about Cambodian food. My thinking, It was prepared well. Moreover, I think that food is very important for live. I'm interested in food so I chose this group. I learned a lot of things through presentation.
12/9/2013 02:27:55 pm
On the presentation of our group, I could introduce Cambodian food without any notes. I practiced speaking with my group members before the presentation. That is because I know I tend to make some mistakes with nerve. This practice gave me confidence to speak smoothly. Also, I think our slides with many pictures and charts could make listeners easy to understand. However, I just used a few gestures and made eye contact to one side of the class as standing nervously. Therefore next time I want to enjoy my presentation with calm. The most interesting presentation for me is about Angkor Wat. I could learn it from many other angles. I was shocked it has had damages by tourists. I think this is the big problem, so we have to think about more to save Angkor Wat.
12/9/2013 02:37:51 pm
Looking back my presentation, I think I wasn’t nervous so much and I could say simply. So I think it was good to tell about my topic to audience more easily. Also I could do gesture and eye contact. My presentation team was doing well so maybe audience could understand what health problem is in Cambodia. On the other hand, I think we were speaking too much. We wanted to tell a lot of thing but it was too much. So next time, I want to choice the most important thing that I have to tell. So it is going to be more simple and understandable. Also, I think the first group was doing the best presentation. They looked having confidence, and they were speaking without manuscript. I will try to do it like them next time.
12/9/2013 02:58:33 pm
I thought I spent time for my presentation, but it wasn’t enough. I was so nervous in front of other students and Nicole, and I couldn’t speak well. So I saw my notes. It is my soul-searching. On the other hand, what I did well was my slides. I made effort to make it easier to understand. For the future, I need to do eye contact and gesture. I think it is important for English expression, but also Japanese expression, so I need to practice it. Also I thought land mine was impressive because I could know about land mines more. In particular, I didn’t know how to remove. I surprised that the number of way has 4ways. From that group presentation, I could understand how serious problem in Cambodia.
12/9/2013 03:03:47 pm
To review our presentation, we did well even though there are not enough time to prepare for that. For example, we memorized all contents, say clearly and make sure that listeners could follow us. One of my classmates said that we looked so confidently. Because we practiced hard and encouraged each other to make the slides and script. Of course I was so nervous. We were the first group to make presentation at the time. But I know how we had done for this presentation, that is why we did good presentation like that. But also, there were some points that we can do better. I think I needed to know about Angkor Wat more to answer the questions from listeners. If I choose the best presentation, the "food" group is the best. I could understand the cultural background of Cambodia. I am so interested in Asami's part. She explained about eating habit of Cambodian.
12/9/2013 03:40:00 pm
I found some good and bad points through the presentations. One of my good points was that I didn't use my note. Another thing is using simple expressions. Actually, I formed easy sentences just for myself at first. But now, I think using simple words made my presentation easy to understand. On the other hand, I have many points to improve. First, I couldn't take care of my voice volume because I was nervous, so I was worried that everyone could hear me well. Second is I used little gesture during my presentation. If I can improve these points, my presentation will be more clearly and audience can understand what I want to tell easily. The most interesting presentation is about Angkor Wat. They used clear gestures and made eye contact frequently. Also they did their presentation imposingly even though they were the first group.
12/9/2013 03:47:25 pm
In my presentation, one thing I did well was that I was able to talk in front of so many people. I am really not good at presentations and I get very nervous that I think I am going to faint. So usually I can't do my presentation because I feel awfully bad on the morning of my presentation. But this time thanks to the interaction activity we have been doing, I was a little used to presenting in front of the IE class. It was my first time to present in front of so many classmates. The most thing that I regret about is I didnt flip my slides because I was concentrating too much on other things such as eye contact and remembering my script. Also I think that probably I had an awful expression on my face, so I thought that I should have smiled more and be confident. I think that all grougs did really wonderful presentations and I was surprised at how all my classmates did their presentation confidently and the contents were made so easy to understand.
12/9/2013 04:19:17 pm
In my presentation, I tried to attract audience by using gesture and interesting things about cambodian foods that I found. I think I could use slides effectively. For examle family tree of fruits or question of words' meaning is effect not to bore audience. However I couldn't use eye contact and speak smoothly. It is because of lack of practices. If I had practiced I have done more good presentation. I want to try to have more confidence when I do presentation. I think the first group's presentaion is one of the best. It is because they didn't see any notes and use gesture many times. I want to imitate them.
12/9/2013 04:22:08 pm
In my presentation, I got panicked. That because there had a problem. That is, the head and the bottom line of the slide hadn’t shown when I was explaining. So I was panicked what that slide shows about and I realized I trembled. What I have to improve is I shouldn’t get panicked if it were some troubles. However, my slides were good, I think.
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