Reflection On Group Presentation

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In our group presentation, there were areas where are presentation excelled and areas where our presentation could have been improved. Our transitions from one topic to the next lacked fluidity across the board. I struggled with reading the evidence I was using to support my claim which distracted me and the audience. Otherwise, the group was able to smooth talk about their topics without much issue. If we had practiced the speech once or twice, transitions between topics would have been more natural.
Our introduction introduced the topic of our speech and gave the audience a roadmap of the sports we would be covering throughout the speech. At the end of the introduction, the group presentation’s thesis statement was given. However, as mentioned
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The first point our speech presented took up too much time and forced the next speakers to present their material quicker in order to meet the time requirement. Although the points interesting and necessary to illustrate our thesis, the speaker repeated a lot of material unnecessarily. The second speaker presented his points in a timelier manner and effectively conveyed the topic’s impact on the thesis. Nevertheless, the speaker lacked some organization with his material. I presented last section of the body. In the section, I stumbled over my words a few times and lack some organization with my points. Occasionally, I would jump around from point to point without making clear connections. However, I did use sources to prove the thesis. Transitioning from this last topic into the conclusion was difficult and choppy. Overall, more practice and clearer outlines for the speakers would have significantly improved our …show more content…
Nevertheless, we were able to incorporate an activity. By placing the activity at the beginning of the presentation, it allowed us to use the results of the activity throughout the presentation. The guidelines for the speech said that we must show the specific impact our topic has on a specific culture. With the topic of sports, we were able to use it to incorporate ideas, sportsmanship, and generational impacts sports has on American culture. By narrowing the topic to the affects sports has on culture, sources become more easily accessible and our organization made sense when considering which sport has the greatest impact. The downfall with our topic was the we specifically talked about a separate sport individually. By discussing different sports, it was difficult to show how they related to each other.
As visual aids, we utilized videos and images to display the main topics. Instead of having lots of words on our slides, wording was limited. This helped to remove the possibility of the visual aids causing a distraction. However, if more analysis were used to relate our points to the visual aids, it would have significantly improved the interactive aspect of the visual aids. Making a direct effort to show the correlations would solve this issue of merely having images in the background. Instead, our group should have taken advantage of the visual aids to support

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