Giving a big presentation tomorrow on Europa and Enceladus. One might suppose I’d be nervous but I actually feel pretty good about it.

"I’d like to start off with a joke… how does NASA get ready for a party? They planet."

"And so the tidal forces allow for liquid water. It wouldn’t be much of a STRETCH to say there could be a biosphere."

Can you say hostage audience?

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Dante Stories 1911 - cover by AndyBrii on Flickr.

The cover of Stories from Dante by Susan Cunnington 1911. Illustrated by Evelyn Paul.

A presentation to Kathleen Treatt for First Prize in History and Literature in Form 6, Christmas 1911.

A selection of Dante’s Works translated and selected by Cunnington.
Published by George Harrap & Co, London. Brown gilt cloth boards, 260 pages 21.5cm x 15.5cm.

you-jello-i-got-mello asked:

any tips on how to study for an oral exam?


As for any exam, you need to practice. The more you practice speaking in the language, the more comfortable and better you will be at it.

(1) Vocabulary: If you have certain vocabulary that you must use during your presentation, practice it before hand. If you are unsure how to pronounce a word, just ask the teacher. 

(2) Memorisation: If you know the topic ahead of time and your teacher allows you to prepare with cuecards, it is suggested that you do so. Normally, it is better to know what you will be talking about rather than just memorise what you will be saying because you risk forgetting something and become lost.

(3) Marking: For these type of exams, you are marked on several components. 

  • Length: Make sure that if you are timed, avoid going over the time limit or under as well. The teacher might deduct marks. So, use a timer when you practice before the presentation.
  • Content: As so long as you do not go off topic, there should not be a problem.
  • Pace: Avoid talking too rapidly just to get the examination over with just because you might mumble the words and reduce the length of your presentation greatly. Avoid talking too slow or you will extend the length of your presentation. Even if it is not a presentation, for any examination involving communication, talk at a pace that makes the listener able to follow easily.
  • Voice: Voice projection is difficult for some. Try your best to avoid mumbling the words. Try to speak louder. It is harder for the listen to hear your voice if it is soft.

*Lastly, do not forget to breathe. When you are nervous during these type of presentations/examinations, it is something that we forget to do. Keep a bottle of water with you. If you cannot not speak because your voice is cracking, just stop and drink a gulp of water. It will help.

Best of Luck.

anonymous asked:

Is there a way too booast your confidence, i have a speech soon and i really want to feel confident when talking in front of people.

-Stop caring about what other people think. - A professor told me a long time ago that most people hardly pay attention or would even remember your presentation in class (assuming your talking about a class speech).

-Know what you are talking about. - If you are afraid you’ll mess up, make sure you know the in’s and out’s of what you are talking about. For my English paper/presentation, I wrote about the life cycle of cicadas. I did hours of researching and knew far more than I had to know for that presentation/paper. But it felt good to know, that you know what you are talking about.

-Your audience is ignorant. - The term ignorant has negative connotations, but what it does mean is that your audience lacks knowledge that you must give them in your speech. That means if it sounds like you know what you are talking about then they will believe you know what you are talking about.

I had a presentation today and I didn’t know. Soooo, my presentation was on Taylor Swift because she is queen and I didn’t know what else to talk about. Now my whole class knows that and it lasted a whole 10 minutes.
taylorswift I hope you see this