Thanks to all of my research, I thought my presentation went really well. I did a presentation about Nellie Bly, who was the first investigative journalist. To ensure I knew enough about her to present to people, I looked at everything I could possibly find about her on the internet and in books.
Although I had gathered a lot of information, I made my presentation on PowerPoint really visual to dumb everything down for the audience who knew nothing about her. The visualisations included images on each slide and a timeline I had created of the journalists life. I also showed a trailer of a film that has recently been made about Nellie Bly, to sum up to the audience what I was talking about.
To make sure I didn’t forget to expand on the simple points I had made, I wrote out a script in the notes section for each slide within PowerPoint and then I turned them into cards for me to hold while I was presenting. Although this seemed like a good idea, I realised I had placed too many text on the cards which kept making me lose where I was and forget what I was talking about. Luckily, I was able to remember what I had researched and I included the social and political impacts in my presentation. I also talked about feminism, which is an ideology we covered in the CATS Sessions, and it related a lot to Nellie Bly.
In terms of presenting, I know I did the best I could. The presentation luckily had timed to exactly ten minutes. I also dressed smartly as I spoke as loud as possible so people could hear me, although I found it a bit hard to relax.
Compared to other people’s presentations I know I did well because some weren’t visual or didn’t have enough information on, some weren’t timed as ten minutes long, you couldn’t understand some people, no eye contact was made and some people poorly presented themselves, which I thought was really bad. However, at least by looking at other people’s presentations I’m confident I did alright.