This class was the class we did all of our presentations in. To prepare for our presentation my group discussed on messenger what we would each say and decided who would speak first, second ect. The whole group was at this “meeting” on messenger which was good because we haven’t had a full group meeting in a while. We were also on google slides editing our speech’s, I realised my paragraph had been altered by someone in the group so that confused me as to what I was going to say at the presentation but it was soon fixed and we were all clarified as to what we were going to say.
Before class began I logged onto second life 15mins early to set up our presentation by creating a board and pasting all the images we were going to use into my inventory. I had the responsibility of changing each slide as we talked about different topics, each topic had a different picture. We decided to use downstairs in the DIT campus because it was a lot more spacious and we liked how it looked when John had brought us down previously to show us how to create building blocks and import our images.
These were the 4 images we decided to use for our presentation as they represent each topic we would discuss.
We were one of the last groups to present. The presentation started off with Asessi explaining to everyone what our presentation would be about, she listed our topics and sent everyone a link to watch a video we had found early in the week that represented what we were trying to portray. It was an animation youtube video by The Guardian that was 2mins 52seconds long. It was beautifully illustrated and really grasped your attention.
After the video I began to speak about online banking, what it’s like now, how far we have come with technology and what it will be like in the future. I described some pros to technology advancing and banking becoming completely online, while Eva described the cons to online banking. Next up was Jenny who spoke about travel agencies and their future with online bookings becoming very popular. After Jenny was Princess who spoke about the post office and what it would be like in a few years time. Eva did the cons to everyones topics. Zoe was last and she concluded all of topics and summarised. Overall I think our presentation went very smoothly, I came out feeling confident after it. Ot may have been a rocky path to getting to the final presentation as people were missing from our group meetings but we got there in the end and it all worked out. I liked how we used the boards as like a projector for a class project IRL It made it feel much more like a real presentation. I felt a lot more at ease when delivering my part than I would of if I had to of done that in front of a whole class room full with people IRL.
I ended up enjoying the presentation as it made be have better communicating skills with group projects and I learned the value of splitting the workload over multiple people is a lot easier than you having to do everything alone.