This week was almost identical to last week, the only difference being that presentations were given. We had two days to work on our presentations and then we presented for the rest of the week. These presentations gave us an opportunity to practice our presentation skills and to work on public speaking. Both of these qualities are very important to work on, since we will be having to make many, many more presentations in our lives.
I believe this presentation was the longest presentation I have ever had to make before. Usually if I had to make a presentation in school, it was at most five minutes or so. This one, however was somewhere between ten and fifteen minutes. I am actually really glad we had to do these presentations. It really helped me get more comfortable with talking in front of the class. Although I would not necessarily say that it was fun, I would say that it was definitely helpful.
These presentations not only helps us work on presentation skills, but they also helped us learn how to be better communicators. We had a couple big questions that we had to make our presentations about, and our goal as the presenter, was to guide the audience trough some information that lead to the resolution of our big questions. We were supposed to be really subtle about everything and weave our ideas together to make the presentation even better, but that was a little challenging. I at least learned how to weave things together little bit more than what I did in previous presentations. Like I said before, this presentation project was actually really helpful.