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!?!

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4 comments so far

  1. Chris Unitt on

    Wow, looks like you got a pretty glowing report there. Just need to hone some theatrical presentation skills and you’re sorted!

    • gemmathomas on

      Thanks Chris, its better than I expected!

      Fingers crossed for the Blog Awards! I’ve been voting daily!

  2. Gemma Hall on

    I can help with presentation skills if you like? Strangely, I really like presenting & delivering training – maybe its the attention seeker in me??! I’ve also done a couple of courses at work which help develop your presentation skills and overcome those nerves using practical solutions.
    Just let me know 🙂

    • gemmathomas on

      Gemma, why didn’t I think of asking you in the first place! You are right under my nose!
      That would be great! 🙂


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