I remembered that the first “speech” I gave in front of some of you were the “Story Telling”. Although I had written a script with some points I wanted to cover as preparation, I felt very nervous when I stood one or two meters away from you to deliver the speech. I had to repeat what I’ve said to earn myself some time to think about what I should say next. I felt upset when I finished my story that day.
The first formal speech I gave was the peer teaching, which I think is ok. I thought I can do it after finishing our slides. However, I realized I was wrong after we did our rehearsal, because I got stuck quite a few times during the rehearsal. Therefore, I lacked of confidence when I did my peer teaching. But I learned a lot from my partner and the comments you gave, I thought that I can do better next time!
Time flies to the mock OP, I went through my part a lot of times for preparation. I finished my mock OP fluently as I thought, but I didn’t pay attention to the eye contact or smile. Thanks to those comments, I knew what aspects I need to improve when doing the real OP.
I, myself, can feel the differences between the first speech I gave and the OP. I was confident, clear and concise. What’s more, I paid more attention to make eye contact with my audience and kept smiling.
This module did help me a lot to communicate better in English and make friends! I feel lucky that I chose this module! During the class, we had lots of interesting discussion about effective communication, interpersonal conflicts, intercultural communication, surveys, interviews and our projects! Apart from peer teaching and OP, the discussion about intercultural communication and mock interview helped me a lot. I think I will definitely do better in a real interview! Thanks my “HR group”!
It’s really fast that this semester is nearly coming to the end, which means my exchange time is going to the end. I will cherish those happy time I had with you all! It’s so hard to say goodbye!
Do contact me if you are going to China in the future! Thanks and best wishes to your final exams (Actually I don’t want to mention that :p)!