Monthly Archives: October 2014

Presentation feedback


Firstly, thank you to the groups for completing your practice presentations.  The idea of the presentations was to offer students the ability to practice the delivery of the presentation (iron our some kinks), it was also an opportunity to see what your fellow students are up to.  Below are some general comments from across the presentations for you to consider;

  • Introduce members of your team and the presentation you are going to do
  • Mention project brief, however do not spend too much time on this
  • Slides – be careful with selection of colours for background and text.
  • Slides – care with font size and amount on information on a slide
  • Be confident – you are the experts on your project. NO one else has spent 12 weeks investigating this topic
  • Think about how pictures and photos could enhance your presentation
  • If you experienced limitations in your project tell the partner what they were – do not use them as excuses
  • Don’t look for me or your industry partner during presentation
  • Look above head level if you get nervous
  • Use your dossier references
  • Think about your role in the presentation
  • Do not get in each other’s way during presentation.
  • Think about how you dress
  • When other members of the group are presenting be interested
  • Be aware of personal habits such as the way you stand, touching your face and what you do with your hands
  • Be mindful of your speech – volume and speed
  • Practice before you go to the presentation including how long it takes

I hope these tips assist with your presentations


Week 12 Practice presentations and other stuff


OK, so tomorrow we have our practice presentations and the reason for this session is twofold;

  1. It is an opportunity to practices
  2. It is an opportunity to see what other groups have been up to (and critique their presentations)

So what sorts of things do you need to practice?  Think about how you will present – will you use powerpoint, prezi, other presentation tools.  Do you need access to the internet?  Who will speak and when?  Will there be a dedicated person who does the slides? Do you need props

Essentially what I want you to do tomorrow is cover the following;

  • Quick recap of the issue facing the organisation (no more than 1 minute)
  • Outline how you have collected information (qualitative, quantitative and the ways in which this was done – survey, observation, etc) (around 3 minutes)
  • Recommendations and solutions to be presented to industry partners (5 minutes)
  • Questions and feedback (2 minutes)

We will need to stick fairly close to time as we have ten groups to present. To facilitate this I ask that everyone be on time as the first presentation will start right on 9:00am.  Also I have asked that your slides be sent across to me tonight so I can have them uploaded ready for tomorrow.

The order for presentations tomorrow is as follows (yes a tight schedule):

  • 9:00 UWS Careers
  • 9:35 UWS Connect
  • 9:48  Wesley apartments
  • 10:01 Dooleys upsell
  • 10:14 Sharks Bistro
  • 10:27 Sharks – Peter Burns
  • 10:40 Pullman
  • 10:53 Novotel
  • 11:06  Waterview
  • 11:19 ATC – Events
  • 11:32 ATC – F&B
  • 11:45 – Student Feedback on Teaching

I will have a secret signal to let you know how you are going time wise tomorrow

What you do not have to do tomorrow is to tell us everything that will be in your report