As I look back on my presentation and the preparation that when into it I am amazed by the amount I’ve leaned from this one small exercise. This was my first proper presentation in a long time therefore I didn’t have much practice presenting in the last few years and had to do a lot of work preparing for it. Although there was a lot of work in preparing for this exercise, improvements can always be made.
Before I started this exercise I really didn’t know the amount of work that would go into a presentation. I thought I could put together a presentation in 20 minutes and look over it once and be ready to present it. I now know that this isn’t realistic if you want to make a good presentation. My slide show alone took nearly an hour to decide what was going to go into it and make it. I then had to look over it and look into things I was going to say during each slide as the slides contained only small bullet points that needed to be further explained. Usually a lot more time would have to go into researching the topic of the presentation as I was very familiar with the topic and only had to research some small parts concerning the history of the sport and a how big the NFL is in the world.
In the rest of this reflection I am going to write reflecting on different parts of my presentation and how I could have done it better and improve it for the next time.
I definitely found that to make a presentation on a topic the presenter must have an interest and a great knowledge of the topic. I didn’t think this was a problem with my presentation as we were allowed to make the presentation on any topic we wished so I could pick a topic I was very interested and had a good knowledge of. For future presentations I believe more research must go into the topic if I am not so familiar with it.
I also found that if visual aid is going to be used for the presentation, like a power point presentation a lot of work has to go into developing and making sure that the...