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Look what I’ve just found!

After incorrectly spelling my own URL (Oops!) I was really surprised at what Google threw up!

Apparently I was featured in a blogging feature on BBC – Stoke and Staffordshire in the Community features in November, Staffordshire Blogging by Tommy Hill.

I’m featured alongside ‘Good Food Shops’, ‘Bacon, Cheese and Oatcakes’, Sir Findo Gask, Moriarty the Mundane, Caroline Kay, Barry Stamp, Stoke Sounds, Darkkat, Tell Me a Story, and A Foreigner in Stoke.

Some interesting blogging going on and I’m very surprised to see that I was featured! Today BBC Stoke and Staffordshire tomorrow the World 🙂

Presentation Feedback

Here is the feedback provided by my tutor for my recent presentation (here):

“A thorough, wide-ranging and interesting presentation that illustrated the important contribution your placement has made to Fierce Earth. This dynamic, cutting edge production company have spotted something rare in you – energy, professional commitment, and a determination to start something new. You showed good creative and technical skills in handling communication technologies; these were real evidence of understanding relevant techniques in the field. They are also skills that are really valuable for your own future development and for Fierce Earth. You had carried out appropriate research in breadth and depth and showed an awareness of current issues in the field of live art development. You were evidently well prepared and had planned and rehearsed the work, but you could improve on your own body language when presenting (stop that old twisted feet routine) and although you had provided little prompt cards for yourself, you still need to practice more relaxed and fluent eye contact with your listeners. Find ways of ‘performing’ the confidence you deservedly can have in your own work. Your vocal delivery could be more confident and more varied in tone – nerves tend to ‘flatten’ your voice a little, so try some breathing exercises before formal presentations. The structure of your presentation could have been sharpened by a more rigorous selection of material, and by thinking through ways of bringing the thing to a more interesting conclusion. Nevertheless, very good work. Well done.”

So…improvements to make for next time following my production module are:

Presenting skills
Confidence in delivery and content
Delivery to peers to sharpen and information included

Now for the Oral exam on the 15th January!?!

Happy 2009!

Just a quick post to wish all those who know and have supported me so far with my placement and MA a Happy New Year!

Thanks for those of you who visit and take an interest in the exciting work that Fierce and Creative Republic are involved with and long may it continue!

Happy 2009, here’s hoping it is a good one! 🙂