Reflection on Oral Presentation

Two days ago, my group had done a presentation for effective communication. We chose to tackle a problem that many Singaporeans have been facing, indoor heat temperature increases due to heat being trapped particularly on the west façade wall. I presented on the current solution and its disadvantages.

It was my first time preparing a script. I felt afraid that I will be disorganised and discomposed in the actual presentation. Therefore our group had done three trial run, but I was not satisfied with my performance. Since I was using a script, I was so focused on memorising the technical terms that I started to neglect the flow of the presentation. Often at the trial run, I would stop and ask my group for improvement on my speech. My only worry is my articulation on the actual presentation because I will tend to mispronounce words when I am under pressure and stress.

On the actual presentation, I was so focused on my volume and articulation that I had overlooked on the tone. I received feedback that I was monotonous during the presentation. My voice is naturally low. However, I could have put in some effort into my tone.

I was told that occasionally I looked at the slides instead of the audience. Truthfully, I was nervous during the presentation. I used laser pointer at the slide to gain some time and thought before continuing my presentation.

In conclusion, I feel that I have improved in my presentation skill. I am thankful that I have the opportunity to learn, unlearn, and relearn in effective communication class.

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Reflection on Oral Presentation

6 thoughts on “Reflection on Oral Presentation

  1. Mubin Noor says:

    Hi JJ,
    I think you did pretty well for your presentation. Only problem that I can think of is just your voice. It was clear but you did not project it enough. I think both of us can improve on our presentation in the future.

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  2. Hi Jun Jie, i felt that your content and tone of voice was good. I could understand clearly on the subject that you presented. The only downside of your presentation was that little attention was given to the audience.

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  3. Joey says:

    Hi Jun Jie, you did a great job for your presentation and I am really proud you! You did a lot better as compared to the trial runs before the actual presentation. Despite receiving negative feedback from our peers, you did not give up. You kept seeking for help from Jason and I on how to improve your presentation skills. Keep up that fighting spirit! I feel that it’s learning process that shapes us of what and not just the final grades of our presentation!

    “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.”
    — Elon Musk

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  4. Hi Jun Jie,

    It takes lots of courage to be able to stand in front a crowd to present. The further improvement you may want to consider is to have more trail run so that you will be able to structure your sentences beforehand. This will help you to increase confidence when you are presenting. I look forward to your future presentations. 😀

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  5. Hi Jun Jie,

    I remember your presentation about the current solutions that HDB has implemented to reduce indoor temperature. You presented mainly on the technical details such as window seals and curtains. It was honestly a dry subject and in my opinion, a difficult presentation to get the audiences’ interest.

    Using slides as a tool is a smart way to recollect your speech, however the emphasis of your attention should be towards the audience. You projected your voice well and I’m certain people at the back heard you loud and clear 🙂 You also displayed an abundance of knowledge regarding the topic you were presenting. This was shown clearly in your content.

    Keep up the good work and I’m certain your next presentation will be a marked improvement!

    Cheers.

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