This week I made a presentation about the development of my project and work to a small group of my peers and two tutors. I was definitely shaking. However, I was ever so slightly calmer because I had earlier helped in the Paws for Thoughts event in the Union. This gave students the opportunity to hang out with dogs from a shelter to chill for a little session in exam season whilst also letting these dogs get love and attention. Incredibly raised £900 for the shelter as well! So I was surrounded by dogs all morning which makes me extremely happy (but also makes me miss my dogs more) so I came into my presentation with maybe some fur still on me and the Oxytocin still pumping.
Doing a presentation to a group of friends is easier, especially when you can joke about things and you know you’re all in the same boat. It was fantastic practice for the possible future and as necessary “evil” in the preparation for the art world. I think I managed to do mine in the 15-20 minute time limit but I’m not actually sure, it was just a long blur. I did have entire script written out and I gave up reading that about 4 slides in and went by the brief words that caught my eye and what I remember. I think it went well… I hope it went well.