Date: January 26, 2014
Subject: Self-assessment of my sales pitch presentation – Coin
I was thrilled to do a sales pitch presentation. My immediate impression after watching the recording of my presentation was that I came across as confident and effective in my delivery. Momentarily, I took pride in being something of a presentation virtuoso. It was after watching the video several times that I morphed into a critic and found myself with clarity of vision that is letting me articulate some of my reflections. I did a fairly good job with certainly much room for improvement. I take the liberty to discuss various facets of my delivery – such as appearance, body language, voice, organization, etc.
The skit seemed natural and my character of a fidgety customer with a fat wallet engaged the audience and focused on the advantages of the product clearly. My questions and clarifications of Shanshan’s answers about the product’s features enhanced the understanding of the audience.
I certainly made all the effort to look sharp and professional. My attire was crisp and looked neat. I was well groomed. I matched the dress-up level of my team.
The old saying that “eyes are a reflection of your inner self” came alive when I saw myself. I was able to make good eye contact with Shanshan during the skit and all around the classroom when speaking about the distribution of $100,000. I seemed confident. Our presentation was mostly visual. So I had to draw attention of the audience to what I was saying. I was able to build a connection with everyone and maintain their interest in the subject, which later translated into several questions. I didn’t turn my back to the audience.
My movements during the skit were effective. I initiated crossing places with Shanshan during the skit which let the entire class see the front side of us and also made the scene look more natural. The audience was drawn to the role play. My hand...