I have never presented an issue which was even remotely connected to some aspect of science, so naturally, I was a bit nervous at the beginning, and I believe, anyone listening to my presentation could have told that. However, similarly to my first presentation, as I progressed forward with my topic, most of my nervousness went away, and I started to enjoy explaining ideas about the notion of consciousness to my audience. Unfortunately, due to my initial nervousness, similarly to my first presentation at class, I have left out thoughts that might have helped my audience to understand the notion of consciousness I presented, in greater depth. I hoped that the second time I would be able to stand in front of the class without any anxiety, and would be able to give a better presentation than last time. As I have mentioned, I was a bit nervous at the beginning of my presentation, and I believe that this could be the result of the fact that I have never presented scientific ideas, and I was very nervous about whether I would be able to convey Mr. Chalmers’ ideas understandably.
This was especially beneficial as not only could they reassure me that it would be fine, they were also able to give me advice on the things to talk about. In addition to this I also ran into my previous employer not long before the interview. Although he worked in the retail sector, not the financial sector he was able to tell me what he looks for at interviews when hiring, and what he thought I should focus on with relation to my work history. The final, and most effective thing I did before the interview was to prepare model answers. Preparing model answers before the interview was extremely helpful, but did prove quite difficult.
Naturally, I needed some help then from a colleague who shared his views on how to select content within a given topic. His answer was simple: ‘choose content that is relevant and significant to the students. What would you use in everyday life?’ It was a hard earned lesson. Phrasal verbs were not my favourite language items and a point I had seldom taught before; what’s more, it was
Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class. However, as a Peer Mentor I had to do that more than twice which really develop outside of my comfort zone. Sgo that growth in getting out of my comfort zone was amazing and helped me have some great moments over the semester. Even though the semester had its downs , I would not change the fact I became a Peer Mentor. This whole journey was very reflective to me.
Even though I believe that communication is undoubtedly one of the most important skills to hone, I walked in not expecting much from the course as I believed it would be nothing different from assertive training, verbal communication and presentation skills that I had already been taught in my prior degree. In this essay I will discuss my personal growth as an individual, the learning I take away with me from the Communication Course. Lastly, I will reflect on the skills and knowledge that I have acquired from this course.
It is somewhat similar to APA which I have used in the past, but has some contrasting differences that makes it standout on its own. I like to think I have given a good amount of effective review to my peers so far; which is something that has really developed during the duration of this course. In high school I always struggled at telling others what should be done to create an effective paper because I was more sensitive and afraid of hurting others feelings. Now, I have come to the realization of how
Student Days - Share a little about life as a student, what kind of a person were/are you (introvert, outgoing). I had always been a studious guy, slightly introvert but extremely confident and independent. I learned a lot from situations around me when I was at school, and realized that life teaches much more than books. Even today, I use some of the situations faced as a kid, to my advantage in my business strategies. Many of my quirky marketing strategies are direct results of my quirkiness as a student.
When I saw everyone spoke English better than me, I suddenly felt motivated. I also wanted to prove my mother that I was just as smart as her. The eagerness of receiving my mother’s recognition also served as an motivational factor for me according to Herzberg’s two-factor theory. I was a shy kid when I was little, but in order to improve my oral English, I had to talk to strangers and communicate with my English teacher very often. I guess that was when I discovered the extrovert side of myself.
When I first walked into this class my view on disabilities was something somewhat different but it has changed a little.When I first walked in I thought that disabilities was something that everyone was aware of and just how great these people are but the more I look into this I see that this is far from the case at hand.Many times disabilities get put on the background as if they can 't do the things that others do on a daily base.The reality of this is they can do it and will do it no matter how hard it could be or possible it may be.I truly didn 't realize the amount of disabilities around the world. When we were talking in class about how words that as a society we have took and turned it into something negative when it originally was something to do with a disability. I never realized just how often this happens I knew that words can hurt people but how many times do we actual stop and think of the
I tried to use all of techniques that the videos and teacher taught me on my presentation, but I spoke very fast and not clear because of excited and nervous. After my presentation passed, my teacher gave me some suggestion to improve that I should control my voice and have more clearly accent. In addition, I have my weakness, which answering the question. I don’t have the confidence to answer, so I must have more confidence by mean of practicing regularly in front of the people. On the other hand, I also have the strength too that is researching the information and made power point interesting.