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Analyse your recording

How did you find that activity? Lets take some time to analyse your recording and see.
Presenters chatting at a conference
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
It can be hard to analyse your own presenting style if you have never actually seen yourself present.

Many people feel nervous about watching themselves back on camera or listening to their own voice but it is an incredibly quick, inexpensive and powerful way to find out so very much about your presenting style.

Watch your video clip back. You may need to do this a few times paying particular attention to the list of pointers from earlier in the course:

  1. Volume – can you hear yourself clearly?
  2. Pitch – was your tone right for your audience? Of course you may not actually read a lullaby to your board of directors but remember it is the delivery not the content we are focusing on here.
  3. Intonation and pace – was your pace measured or did you race through to try and get it over with?
  4. Physical movements – this is a tricky one when delivering digitally as you don’t have the same space to be able to move around. You can still think about your movements, gestures and facial expressions though and whether you looked relaxed and natural.
  5. Interaction with the audience. This is particularly challenging digitally so think about where your eye line was and if you were in the audience would you feel like the presenter was engaging with you.

What did you do really well and what do you think you need to work on?

© Royal Observatory Greenwich
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