|After the presentation.....|
I wore a sexy (according to most of my interns) purple gown but it was necessary. I was feeling
The picture above does not show the full dress because the intern I told to take pictures is a fake photographer (lol) and ended up not taking any photos.
So let me start from the beginning. I wanted to make the presentation fun so that it helps me relax so I did things a little bit different from the ‘normal’ uuth presentation style. I started by introducing the topic (specific phobia and social phobia) relating it to myself and asking a question. Then I greeted and introduced the topic. Normal presentation involves greeting then starting the presentation but I changed it (I apologized before I started because I knew there were going to be look when I did that).
While I was thinking of how to make my presentation fun, I remembered a movie where the teacher while trying to capture the attention of the students asked questions and threw chocolates and gum to them when they answered. So I decided to do that, honestly even as of yesterday scratch that this morning I was still contemplating if I should do that but I decided that ‘what was the worst that could happen’. So I asked questions in between the presentation and had an intern pharmacist help hand over the packs of gum that I had gotten.
|The packs of gum I got (the mentos sweets are not captured cos I got them this morning)|
I made some blunders I know I did but at the end of the day it felt good to stand up and present. I am thinking maybe I am not so afraid of public speaking after all, I just need a lot of practice. But I hate the question time….Mehn! They were firing questions at me like crazy. I must have had almost 15 questions thrown at me. A senior colleague said when people ask questions when you present it means they listened and that they want to know more (either because it was interesting or they didn’t understand). I think the gum/sweet sharing stunt made them listen and also the fact that 50% of the time I tried not to just read what was on the slides.
Anyhow, anywhoo I am through with this year’s clinical presentation and I got loads of comments from people. Thank God for that. They said it was really great (maybe they were lying I don’t know) and now everyone wants their own gum…..See them. When I was asking questions, they were all looking at me like I was from mars….*tongueoutatthem*…..lol
|Check out the zit that presented on my face this week of all weeks....|
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