OE2 Fall 2013: Lesson 10
We'll be having our presentations in just two more weeks. I'm really looking forward to them.
We did it! We finished our very last interactions this week. I hope this activity helped you to improve your listening skills, and also maintain your speaking skills.
In next week's class, we will be back in our classroom in Building 17404. You will have some time to work with your groups, so remember to bring your presentation materials.
1. Presentation Preparation
2. Blog Comment #8
Blog Comment #8
1. What is your biggest worry about your presentation?
2. What can you do to ease this worry?
My Christmas Tree
11/30/2013 06:27:34 pm
My biggest worry about my presentation is that our group is lack of practice. Our presentation is just around the corner. However, under the circumstances, we don’t have enough time to rehearsal because we are both busy with study, club activities or part-time jobs. Therefore, it is difficult to find time to meet out of class.
12/1/2013 05:56:41 pm
My biggest worry about my presentation is the contents of speech. The presentation of this time is more difficult than former one. So it may be difficult to research about our theme and summarize into our presentation. To ease this worry, I want to take a lot of time. As I said, this presentation is more difficult than former one. So I need to prepare too properly. For example, I am going to research information on the Internet, summarize these information and discuss the presentation among the members carefully.
12/1/2013 09:24:42 pm
My biggest worry about our presentation is whether we can have enough time to prepare and practice for it. We decided the section which each member takes charge of. Each searches for and thinks about the content now. This is that we can do personally, but this is the group presentation, so eventually we all have to gather and practice together. However, each of my group members has different classes. Therefore, it’s difficult to gather and practice together at the time except Oral English class. What I can do to ease this worry is that each does what we can do personally. For example, each thinks about what we say and write on the slide closely. If we do what we can do personally, we can have enough time to practice for our presentation when we all gather. Even if our time for the preparation and practice is limited, I want to do our best with my group members to make a good presentation.
12/2/2013 09:08:47 am
My biggest concern about the presentation is whether we can tell the classmates JRCS plainly. JRCS's name is so famous and it is very big group, so their activities have a wide-spread effect. Forexample, it works for Tohoku, Syria, Philippines, and so on. We should organize their activities carefully so that the classmates won't be confused. We also use effective visual aid using pictures , illustration, and map. Furthermore,their activities are closely related with current issues and disaster. We must international and national current important event and disasters in order to understand their activities. I have trouble understanding Syria's crisis and what JRCS do for Syrian. We must study more about their activities and relating affair. Then, we should tell them in plain English. In summarize, we should study hard to prepare presentation, organize them in plain English and make effective visual aid to ease my concern.
12/2/2013 10:54:52 am
My biggest worry about our presentation is how we can arrange our speech to be attractive. It is predictable that if we have a speech without any technique, our presenation might be very boring. First, I have to be careful that we should not be face down on a small paper which writes what we speak. Memorize a little what we will talk, and use an eye contacts and hand gestures to attract audiences' attentions. Second, we want to arrange our voice volume. In order to present with easy to understand English, we must speak loud enough and change the volume case by case. The difference of voice will attract audiences to listen.Third, take much time to prepare for the presentation. I want to try to make clear power points and clear drafts that audiences are easy to understand our presentation topic, Ashinaga. Handleing these steps, I hope my concerns will be eased.
12/2/2013 11:02:20 am
My biggest worry about our presentation is whether I can give plain explanations. When I speak in front of many people, my voice and hand tremble, volume of voice become lower, and heart beat fast. And sometimes I forget what I was going to say or get little panic. From these, I’m not good at speech. And also, while I’m giving speech, I have negative feeling unconsciously. To ease this worry, I think I have to change my negative thinking to positive one. For instance, I think be confident and think “My speech is the best” will effective to act confident and give good speech. If my mind and attitude toward speech change, I think it will bring external good effect. To hope for more, I want to practice gestures or something which I learned in class this semester. Since this presentation will be the last big project in this class, I want to do my best.
12/2/2013 11:27:20 am
My biggest worry about my presentation is body language. I usually don't use body language very much. I also get nervous when making a presentation. I feel nervous about I can't do body language because of these. Not to make a mistake, I'm going to practice hard before a presentation. I will make a manuscript as soon as I can. I will also decide where to do body language. I think a body language is necessary because it gives a presentation weight. I practice body language every day in front of mirror. Then I want to become successful.
12/2/2013 01:08:52 pm
My biggest worry about our presentation is making slides. There are many kinds of visual aids of presentation, so I think that it is difficult to use them efficiently. I am good at using computer, but it is different to make a diagram, a graph or a chart which is easy to understand. However, I can seek help from my group members. We discuss how to make slides, then we will be able to complete more wonderful presentation. Moreover, I must get a skill to explain slides. It is important to explain them by not only visual aids but also body language and voice inflection. They will make our plesentation intelligible.
12/3/2013 12:12:02 am
My biggest worry about my presentation is my skill of speech. This problem is not only about smoothness of speech but also about attraction of speech. I am not good at assembling what I want to say in English concisely. I can't captivate my audience because my speech is long and pointless. I will try two things for solving this problem. First, I want to attract interest of audience by using key words and emphasis effectively. I think I can tell what I what to tell by showing key words, key phrases and theme first and then explaining these. Second, I should watch my audience carefully. It is apply to all communication that listener or audience is indispensable for communication. It is difficult thing but I have to supplement the explanation as judge from look of audience. I think the attitude which I want to tell the contents is the most important for presentation.
12/3/2013 09:18:31 am
My biggest worry about my presentation is my expression. I don't get used to using gesture. When I give my presentation, I always prepare the sheets for reading it. But, we can't read the paper in this oral English presentation. I must practice reading and learn by heart . I also have to practice how to express my presentation by using gesture. Another biggest worry about my presentation is about the slides. I'm worried that I can make good slides. I should work together with my groupbers. I'm going to debate and practice to ease my worries.
12/3/2013 09:46:49 am
My biggest worry about my presentation is whether we can tell everyone the information obviously. I think there are three things we can do to ease this worry. First, we can use the body languages we studied in the class in order to make things easy to understand. Second, we should practice doing our presentation. We don't have so much time before our presentation. However, I think that we should do our best by using the left time for practicing. Third, we can make the slides clear by using the skills we learned in the class. For example, I would like to be careful not to write the details but to write only the main points on the slides. By doing these things, I think our presentation will be easier for all the students to understand. I would like to enjoy not only doing our own presentation but also listening to the presentations of the other groups.
12/3/2013 09:56:42 am
My biggest worry about my presentation is whether I can do plenty of practice. Our turn is only two weeks off. However, I don't think I have enough time to practice at the present stage. In the first place, I have to make slides and speech. Then, I need to devise the construction to give plain explanation. I will spend a lot of time making power points and speech, because I am poor at using computer and arranging information. Therefore, I am worried about lack of practice. I will try to finish the preparation for my presentation as early as I can. And I would like to practice my speech showing power points. I want to use tha left time effectively to do our presentation easy to understand.
OE2 - Natsumi
12/3/2013 10:17:02 am
This is my first time to make a presentation using PowerPoint, so I have a worry with making slides and lack of rehearsal. We shared our presentation and we are going to combine each slide. However our group has to present next week. We have little time to get together and rehearse. I don’t know how long it takes to make our presentation now. I want to make a successful our presentation because it was the last time to present in this OE class. In order to ease these worry, I have to practice and add a modification privately. Also, I think I have to use some effective gesture to improve the quality of the presentation. I want my friends to listen with attention and think it was very educational. I will give interesting presentation and I want enjoy myself.
12/3/2013 10:52:57 am
My biggest worry about the presentation is that if we could tell the information to audience clearly. To ease this, we should do few things at the prepareing. Frist, I should understand about the Red Cross. By understanding it, I could answer questions if something was unclear. Next, I shuld talk to my group members. This is because we all should know the same information and what we are doing clearly. Last, I should keep everything simple. If the slides are complex and having many words, audience won't like to listen to it. Also, if I use too many words, it is also hard to understand. Therefore, I woukd be careful to these points in my presentations.
12/3/2013 01:28:24 pm
I'm a little worried about talking too much. I always make sure that I don't have to read a script but I can't memorize what I have to say completely. I want my group members to speak a lot so I'll try to make a script that won't make me need to speak a lot. I'm not worried about using gestures but I want to my group members to use them so I'll help and give tips to them if they need some.
12/3/2013 02:10:48 pm
My biggest worry about my presentation is whether or not I can do a presentation smoothly and obviously. As I posted before, I am very shy and I'm not good at speak in front of many people. I always feel nervous in everyone's presence. Perhaps, I may make mistakes and my voice may be low. Also, my vocabulary is very weak and I think that my pronunciation is difficult to understand for others. I wonder if everyone can understand what I want to tell. I'm very worried about my presentation. To ease this worry, I'm going to prepare hard. I'm going to make a manuscript and repeat a presentation practice. Also, I learned an importance of body language in this class. Therefore, it is necessary to think what body language I can use. I hope our presentation will succeed.
12/3/2013 03:13:50 pm
Before our presentation, I worry about the contents. This is because only I have experience of the NPO, Teach For Japan - this is our topic. Therefore, the contents tend to have my subjectivity. Our presentation may become self-satisfaction. Such a presentation is boring. In order to do interesting presentation, our team should make a previous arrangement and preparation deeply. How should we do a presentation objectively? How do we do for clearing our speech? We should talk about these things with all members. I hope we make the great presentation for audience.
12/3/2013 04:24:53 pm
My biggest worry about our presentation is whether I can tell Free The Children Japan to my classmates smoothly and simply. We will have our presentation next week. However, I haven’t understood FTCJ as a whole. They have done a lot of significant things, so it was difficult for me to research and summarize about FTCJ. I think I can speak smoothly and simply only by my understanding the entire things I want to say.
12/3/2013 04:53:26 pm
My biggest worry about my presentation is communication with audiences. When I had a presentation in spring semester, I told the audiences to ask some questions to us. However, they didn't have any question and became silent. At that time, our presentation was about Hayao Miyazaki, so we asked audiences about their favorite movie. Presentation in this time is about NPO. It isn't a topic we can get exited as much as Ghibli. However, I think there are things we can do to ease this worry. First, I should manage time well and prevent my presentation finishing too early. Second, I had better checking audiences' understanding during the presentation. If they don't understand what I talk about, they can't ask me questions. I'm going to try above-mentioned and have a good presentation.
12/3/2013 04:55:11 pm
My biggest worry about our presentation is the degree of my mental tension. I tend to be tense before presentation. When I was a high school student, I was asked to make a speech in support of our student concil by my friend. So, I gave ready consent and I took long time to write the draft. But, I could'nt make a good speech. The reason why I could not make a good speech is that my mental tension. It worked out right in the end, but I now rue the day I skipped practice of the speech. So, I don't want to fail in next presentation. Such being the case, I want to practice for next presentation hardly. I will succeed our presentation for my group members.
12/3/2013 05:08:26 pm
My biggest worry about my presentation is whether we can tell the information to everyone clearly. Because I don't know about Teach For Japan well, I have to learn a lot about our topic. Then, I have to convey many things I understood to everyone. I am worried about whether it will go well. To ease this worry, I'm going to search and learn plenty of things. I am also worried about my speaking skills. I'm not good at speaking English smoothly and correctly. Therefore, I need practice to speak English plainly again and again. During our presentation, I want to speak English with gestures. For that, I'll do my best for my presentation.
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