When you totally bomb an oral presentation

I don’t know about you but when I totally bomb an oral presentation I usually just want to hide my head in a hole. Luckily I’m at a seminary so everyone was really nice and supportive. So how does one bomb an oral presentation? Lemme just tell you….

  1. You pick a book about a religion or topic you know nothing about.
  2. You purchase the book that you’re presenting on through Kindle and your computer erases all the notes and highlights you’ve been doing for the last couple of weeks.
  3. You don’t take a good look at the rubric for the presentation and think it is similar to the rubric for the paper….yea it’s not the same thing.
  4. When you read the book you focus on one topic and it happens to NOT be the focus you were supposed to look at.
  5. Your slide show sucks so you choose not to use it in the last minute.
  6. You apologize profusely to your classmates for not having “it” together.
  7. You say that “this” book was not your friend.
  8. Instead of presenting for 20 minutes you present for about 8-10.

On a positive note, I kicked butt on the Q & A. It’s not that I did not get the book(well that was part of it), its just that my presentation was HORRIBLE!