You cannot expect to be an expert within one night, especially for public speaking ability. And sometimes the best teacher is yourself. Sounds confusing? DoctorSlide discover one kind of method that works well for some of you who might think your presenting skill is not good enough. That's by recording to your own practicing moment. Set your phone camera or any video camera, practicing like you are standing on the stage (pretend there's no camera there), and keep rolling. Then play again and again for that video with intention to assess your strengths and weakness. Is it work? Let's take a look several arguments below.
Learning from Audience Point of View
By watching carefully through your own video record, it can give you a clear picture of how audience seeing and assessing your performance. Therefore, make sure you are recording from audience's seat (try to adjust based on real distance between you as the presenter and audiences' seat). Also ensure your camera can capture you and presentation projector screen at the same time. It's better if you have a partner to control the camera so if you want to walk around while presenting, he/she can adjust the camera focus just like the eye of audiences.
Aware of Self Weaknesses
By recording, you can also catch up several error or weaknesses about how you are communicating and acting while presenting. It can be a massive hand gestures or complicated words. By repeating your video several times, you can spot the weakness and list it down to a paper. It's better if you can have somebody else to watch the video and get their constructive opinion about it. Early learning leads to early prevention about the same mistakes and surely will make you moving to a better place.
Time to Check Your Voice Clarity
Even though you are just practicing while recording, just equip yourself with complete sound system like microphone. It can be determined later if your voice is clear enough to the audience or just too loud. Don't shout out loud if you already use microphone and don't talk like whisper too if you decide to not utilize microphone.
Records surely will be a good reflection about what you are presenting and you can use it for objective assessment for sure. Good luck in improving your capability of presentation!
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