Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Second Round?

Here are the clips again if you want to watch them again. Or if you've missed some on your journey of self discovery in the words of Doug Jefferys. Some are not here though. Sorry! But there are some new ones too!

Here's one more that's interesting but you have to check out youtube yourself. Here's the link:

Monday, July 21, 2008

And the BEST PRESENTER is.....

SO, you've watched a whole load of clips on presentations and of presentations. Who would you say is the best presenter?
Randy Paunsch?
Ed Tate?
Doug Jeffrys?
Dick Hardt?
TJ Walker?
Or Microsoft dude? (Should he even be on the list?)

So what have you learnt from all you've watched? In groups, come up with your steps to being an EFFECTIVE PRESENTER using P.R.E.S.E.N.T. Is it the same as your first draft? If it's different, explain the changes made. If it's the same, explain why you've not made any changes.

What kind of presenter am I?

Having presented in an impromptu speech, how did you evaluate yourself as a presenter? How have your friends and group members evaluated you? How do you feel about the evaluation? Are they justified? Post about your strengths and weaknesses as a presenter based on the feedback you got.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


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Thursday, July 10, 2008

First Blog Entry!

One week has passed...gone...to return no more. How is UHL 2312 so far? Did you like the three activities?
1. Snowball fight
2. 30 second talk
3. Speed talk
What have you learnt?

Blog your comments in your respective links.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Greetings and welcome to UHL 2312! Please note that this blog is still under construction and will undergo changes from time to time.

UHL 2312 is the course code for TECHNICAL ENGLISH. In this course you will first learn the basics of giving effective presentations; and then move on to the basics of writing technical description and process explanation. At the end of the course, you will be evaluated on all three aspects in your class project, which will be conducted at the end of the semester.

In the meantime, you are encouraged to blog about your learning experience based on the questions in the posts of this blog.

It is our hope that you enjoy this course and all it has to offer.

Good luck and all the best!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Process Slides

Here are some examples of technical slides:

What's In? What's Out? What's Hot? What's Not?

Compare the slide presentations below and in your groups discuss:
(1) Which presentations do you like and why?
(2) Which don't you like and why?
(3) Ways to prepare an effective slide presentation

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Overcoming Stage Fright!

Read up on STAGE FRIGHT and ways to overcome presentation anxieties. What ways would be helpful for you?

I hate public speaking

Watch the YouTube clip and comment whether you agree with the song or not. Provide reasons.