What Went Well?
I felt I had a clear and loud voice. I also covered key information and kept it organised. I also made sure to only have titles on my powerpoint about what I am speaking about. I felt this had positives and negatives when presenting as it means that i need to be more engaging when speaking. Although it meant that some people may get bored or not be interested. It also means that the information I was sharing may not be remembered as well due to them not having anything to read. I did not stop for too long at any point however maybe this was bad too I feel I could have paced myself a bit better on the presentation. I am not sure some audience members said that they lost interest however most said it was mainly due to my eye contact and lack of information on my slides. I also feel that my technical language I used was effective as well. I did not use too many umm or soo in the presentation.
From the feedback I got told although I was confident and spoke well I need to look at the people more rather than fixate on the centre since this meant some people lost interest or felt involved. I also feel that next time I should have some bullet points of a brief explanation of what I am talking about. Also possibly some pictures would help when presenting too. As well as since I am doing sound something a student said to me later is I could have played some sound effects as a example of what I have collected so far. I also feel I could have structured my information a bit better although it was not random I felt some information such as me saying what the show is was a little unneeded although this was my first presentation in the production side of things.
By looking at other people’s presentations one is particular I liked was James and felt that he interacted with the audience well by actually mentioning what each of us are doing and how far we have got. I feel that if possible depending on what side of production I am dealing with I can possibly name some production members to grab their attention.
As far as my action plan I have been on schedule quite well and now have at least two of each required sound effect minimum. I will also be planning to meet the director next week to cut and keep which sound effects he thinks are suitable.
To progress after the meeting I will need to think about asking to be shown how to use cue lab and the sound system. And also gather any sound effects I still need after the meeting. I also want to play some sound effects in the theatre on the sound system to test the quality and etc. Lastly I may need to edit some sound effects. After my sound effects are sourced I plan to help contribute more by trying to help with props and costumes as well as other things.
For next time I will make sure to have more information on my powerpoint. And make sure I look at the audience more. I will also get cue cards next time as my notepad was a little bit hard to use. Another question during the feedback was did I have a sound effects list although I did I completely forgot to show them and had to look through my notepad which wasted time. So next time I should include my plans.
I did not mention that I am making a post with my specific information on how and what I am doing with the sound effects. And also that I have made a sound effect list ready for the meeting with the director.