My dear readers, I want to give a full feedback of the presenters, who got my interest and attention during their presentations.
To begin with myself, I can say that after all the comments and feedback I got from my friends and expats, I feel much satisfied. Yes, I felt nervous about it, but who didn’t?! Nevertheless, the end was excellent, and the practice I got was valuable. Right now, I can say I have a practice in public speaking. Thinking about my yesterday’s presentation, I asked myself what I would feel if I was to give that presentation to Toastmasters members. The answer is I will get with it easily. I am thankful to my teacher for my first experience.
So, about the presenters:
The first came a presentation of “LL education”. To be honest, I do have nothing to tell about the speech, because I missed the beginning of the presentation, and the body as well. However, I listened to it when just few hours before the presentation time. It was not so bad.
The second presenter told about “Critical thinking”. I liked Aina’s presentation, exactly, organization of the presentation. It was Aina, whose presentation gave me an idea to add outline of your speech on the slide. I saw a bit embarrassment in Aina’s presentation, but I was glad it didn’t affect her speech so much. What I liked the most about my and Aina’s presentations was that we had our speeches videotaped. So, in the evening we had a lot of fun about our performances.
The third presenter was Aliya, our strict grammar girl. Her title was eye-catching and unusual. How can we play grammar you will think after reading her title. Most of all I remembered a game she used in the very beginning. Immediately, the next day I used that game with my students at school. What is significant about Aliya is whatever she asks or says she does it with strong confidence. For instance, I might doubt asking some questions and think if it isn’t explicit to ask, but not Aliya. It is a good quality. Keep up, Aliya.
The next came out mature teacher Laura. Everybody would agree that Laura has a strong sense of Kazakh woman. I like her myth about bears and hunters, her voice and her attitude to the audience. It even seems to me that she treats her audience as her students sometimes.
The list of the presenters was continued by Botakoz. Her topic was about motivating reading. It is a very good issue to deal in the classroom. I regret our guests don’t know Jon Larsen, otherwise Botakoz could entitle her speech “How to raise Jon Larsen in our students?”. Nevertheless, I enjoyed Bota’s presentation and even wrote down some of the solutions.
Then we had Sunny with her presentations. Her speech proved me again that it is a pleasure to listen to her, her voice is like a lullaby, which makes you not to sleep, but listen and listen to her. When Sunny mentioned MI I saw smile on Josh’s face. He, probably, was glad to have someone use what he told us about few weeks earlier.I found many things I will hopefully use in my classroom and with my weak students (I wish all my students to be strong and smart).
After we listened to Dinara, who told us about listening. All my attention was on her topic, because listening is one of my weak points. I tried to get as much as possible from her presentation. I got much from Dinara’s presentation, but still I had my satisfaction waiting for additional research.
After a short break, we listened to the only man’s presentation among us. Nurbolat was a bit nervous, I could feel it sitting far from him. I liked his ideas about old and new technologies, but sometimes I couldn’t follow his ideas.
Finally, we listened to Anar’s presentation. Anara’s presentation was very smart, she used good aids, that’s why it was interesting to look at the slides and, at the same time, to listen to her speech. Languages, as well as studying abroad are my passions. And I could listen to these topics hours and hours.
Despite our nervousness, we did it well and to our own benefit. All of us made a big step forward in improvement of our presentational skills. Thank you for our teacher for organizing these presentations, and having all the expats invited to our speeches. It is one of the great moments I will always remember about PDP days. As a result of the unity of our intentions we did well.

 

P.S. Listen to the song “One for all” by Diana Ross.

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