5 Cofacilitations And A Presentation

So thankfully my semester is almost over which means I’m done with my cofacilitations and presentations. I have a really hard time with these as I’ve told you guys because I am one of those people that is just not great at speaking in public or to groups.

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So two of my cofacilitations I did on my own which I actually prefer because I’m kind of a perfectionist and like to be in control…

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I had to do the other three cofacilitations and the lecture presentation with other people and the majority of them went pretty well. One of the people I had to do the cofacilitation with turned out to be an arschloch while the others were really nice.

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I did well in all of them except one seminar cofacilitation where no one had read the stuff and no one was answering the questions we had and it was just super awkward and weird.

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The lecture presentation went better then last time and I did pretty well in it.

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Anyway I’m just happy I’m done with them although now that I’ve done them a couple of times they’re not as scary anymore and I kind of know what to expect and how to handle certain situations.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this little update sorry I haven’t been able to do more but…

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Another Scary Experience!

A lot of universities need students to do co-facilitation’s which is when you teach the seminar for one class. My university is one of them. I have five of those to do this semester and I just finished my first one yesterday and I thought I would tell you guys about how it went!

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Firstly, the seminar topic I was doing was about Kenya so I at least I knew what I was talking about and I didn’t have to do a ton of research on the topic.

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So it started with me having to explain the two articles which was alright because I had written notes on what I had to say and kind of just read from the paper. The only thing was I was a little red in the face, kind of looking down while reading and not making too much eye contact. But I don’t think it was that bad.

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Then I had to ask question which I had prepared which was a little scary because sometimes people just stare at you and no one answers.

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Luckily this class was not like that and people participated and answered a lot which was so great. That was a big load off my chest.

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Plus, the professor was SO sweet and helpful. He would always chime in with helpful questions, answers and information. I thought that was nice because some TA’s/Professors don’t do that and you’re kind of just left hanging.

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I was super anxious the whole time obviously but it was 50 minutes and I somehow got through it without totally freaking out.

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After the class my professor talked to me and told me I did a good job which was so nice of him. I got my results for it and I got 9/10!

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I’m glad I have these co-facilitation’s because I’m hoping they’ll help me get over my anxiety a little and be better at being in charge and talking to groups of people.

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Well that’s where my story ends. Have an awesome weekend guys!

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My Scary Experience

So today I had this presentation for my piracy class which was super scary!

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I really like the class but I just really hate presentations because I have anxiety as it is I don’t need it to be made worse with worrying about talking in front of a bunch of people.

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Also for some reason (probably because it’s such a fun class) everyone always shows up so there are at least like fifteen to twenty people there.

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And I am really not a fan of speaking in front of people especially if there are more then ten people. Plus, two of the people who were supposed to present with us could not make it.

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It was a pretty scary experience and I stuttered and stammered and rambled A LOT.

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But it was also kind of fun and I think it went pretty well for a first presentation. I learnt a lot from the experience and hope to do better the next time I have to present (which I’m hoping is never!)… maybe next time I’ll be less freaked out I hope…

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Hope you enjoyed hearing about my little experience and let me know in the comments below how your first presentation went!!

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Happy Halloween

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