The preparation :
Upon seeing the arrival of the guests, I was already scared out of my wits, and I believed everybody else was. So during the briefing before the presentation started, we were all extremely tense (Refer to photo).
Actual Event :
As for the project showcase, I was actually presenting with Yu Chong on our Inter-Disciplinary Project Work (Subject) Project, which was ‘A Survivor’s Recollection of the War’. Before the presentation started, I actually had a lot of fears on what might happen, for example, ‘Will the audience get bored?’, ‘Will I experience any technical difficulties?’, ‘What will happen if someone asks a question that is hard for me to answer?’ etc.
But when I was actually presenting, I found that it was extremely fun to present, and also to socialize and interact with the educators. They actually commented and said that our project was quite well done, and a lot of them were actually captivated by the whole presentation, and majority even stood through the whole presentation, which lasted 15 minutes long on average! (Even though I wasn’t expecting them to do so). They asked a lot of questions regarding our Challenge Based Learning framework, the span of our project, our school etc, which luckily, I could answer all. I also found all these questions posted to me at that point of time quite interesting, as some of which I had not even thought of before, and had to think of good answers straight on the spot.
But the biggest problem that I faced was, actually getting dehydrated and resulting in me not being able to articulate clearly some of the points. Since a whole session of presentation can actually last up to 15 minutes long, and there was actually 40 over slides for me to present, I found out that I actually got dehydrated quite easily, and when I am dehydrated, I couldn’t really articulate my presentation that clearly. If given a second chance to do a presentation like this again, I will definitely bring along a 1 liter bottle!
Key Take-aways and learning points from this event :
Some learning points and key-takeaways for me, from this event, would be :
- Learning how to socialize with people that I do not know very well, and articulating to them clearly about the project.
- Learning how to collaborate with my group mate, Yu Chong. There was numerous occasions where we had to combine our resources, and agree on a few things where we would both need to agree on.
The above image shows me and Yu Chong preparing for the presentation